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Would it make it legal for a 22 year old and 16 year old to have a baby if they got married before the baby was born

Stromsburg, NE |

This couple accidentally got pregnant at the ages of 22 and 16, and he(22 year old) doesn't want to go to jail, will getting married save him from statutory rape law?

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Attorney answers 2


You really need to speak with a criminal defense attorney,there is more to the age of consent there is also a difference in ages between the parties that make affect the criminal actions and getting married will most likely not protect the criminal charges if they go that far, take care.

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