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    Hello, i'm 18 and my girlfriend is 15, and i was wodnering if it was still considerd statutory rape if we got married when she turned 16 with parents permission. Thank you for your time.


    See question #23804 about marriage before your girlfriend is 18. If you legally marry your girlfriend (i.e. she gets approval from a superior court judge in the state if she is under 16 and her parents provide consent), your status as "her husband" would be a legal defense to "statutory rape charges" assuming that:

    • the sexual activity complained of was between you and her;
    • the sexual activity complained of was consensual; and:
    • the consensual sexual activity occurred during the marriage.  

    (Note: Sexual conduct with a minor that occurred prior to marrying the minor is still fair game for the state to prosecute).

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    On 09/24/08
    Brenda from OR said:
    i dont think no ofense that marrige before 18 is a good idea inless the girl is pregnant i know some who got married at age 16 and her husband was abussive and tried to kill her i'm not saying you will but most people who get married tht young end up deivorced you need time to grow up machure and get an good education and are you really shur ur ready 2 make the comentment and ur spouse is 2
    On 09/16/08
    SS from AL said:
    Yeah i wanna know dat 2!
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