I'm 17 almost 18 and my girlfriend. We want a kid so we've been trying but 'm so close to being 18 and I don't wanna be a sex offender. And are there any loopholes like waiting until she's emancipated before anybody knowing?
Missouri's Child Molestation law, Sec. 566.068 outlaws all "sexual contact" with a person under age 17. http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c500-599/5660000068.htm. This statute has no age limit for the offender, so theoretically, two 16 year olds who have sex with each other could BOTH be prosecuted. There may be other laws that apply to specific kinds of sexual contact. Since you mentioned that you "want a kid," bear in mind that some states (California, for example) define pregnancy as a serious bodily injury, and add punishment, even if the pregnancy had no complications and the minor wanted the baby.
Don't post on the internet that you are having sex with a minor. "We want a kid so we've been trying..."
There are no "loopholes." There is no way to get her pregnant while she is underaged without anyone knowing. They will certainly know when she has the baby, and the math is simple to figure out her age on the date of conception. Parental knowledge or approval is not a defense. Since your 16-year-old girlfriend almost certainly cannot afford maternity or pediatric care, she will likely need public assistance. Those public agencies want their money back, and can take legal action against fathers of the babies of teen mothers.
A bigger question is why do you want to have a baby at your ages? Are you in a position to financially support her and the child? Do you want to be forced to leave school or go to night school so you can get a job to make child support payments? Do you both really want to spend the years your friends will be starting their lives, going to college, getting their first jobs, etc., raising a baby? What if you break up? Do you believe her next boyfriend or your next girlfriend will want to be involved in raising and supporting someone else's child?
Think this through. It is an incredibly bad idea. Enjoy the rest of your childhood. Have some fun. Get an education, and find a way to make a steady living before you decide to be a parent. You and your child will be glad that you did.
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