I would like to get emancipated and live with my boyfriend he has a job to support me and the kid, I am still going to finish high school. there is cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke in my home and I do not want my child around it.
The age of consent in PA is 16. Your answer will depend on how old you were when you had sex with him. IF you were under 16 then yes he can be charged with statutory rape. Whether your parents are ok with it or not is irrelevant.
He could face charges for statutory rape or corruption of a minor. The statutory rape charge would require proof that you were under 16 when you had sex. If you turned 16 two months ago and are six months pregnant, that could do it. The corruption of a minor charge is a little different. He should see a lawyer to determine the extent of his possible exposure. Read this blog by a PA lawyer for more information. http://www.premierdefensegroup.com/blog/pennsylvania-age-of-consent/
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He can be charged for corruption of a minor. Your consent or your parents' consent is irrelevant.
This has been said, but it bears repeating. The key to whether your boyfriend committed a sexual offense against you depends on how old YOU were when the child was conceived. Other sexual activity not designed for procreation could likewise support a criminal charge if you were under the age of 16 at the time of the sexual activity. Neither being pregnant nor giving birth will effect an emancipation. your boyfriend needs very badly to seek advice from a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately. Your "parents" attitude to the relationship is NOT legally relevant to application of the criminal laws of this state. It is most saddening that your parents permitted, much less condone, your relationship with a male who is 24. Frankly, someone ought to be looking at that behavior before worrying about your boyfriend's behavior.
Your parent's consent is not considered relevant and your consent will not help.
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