Hundreds Of Missouri's 15-Year-Old Brides May Have Married Their Rapists

Submitted by: daegog 8 months ago in News & Politics

An excerpt from KansasCity.com:

Heather Strawn was 14 years old when she became pregnant by her then 24-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Seaton, who had plied her with alcohol before having sex with her inside his camper parked next to the I-I Fly shop in Ashton, Idaho.

Across the nation, that is statutory rape.

But Heather insisted that she cared for Seaton. So, instead of turning the young man in to police, Strawn, in August 2015, packed the family into his car.

On the day of Heather’s 15th birthday, when she was nine weeks pregnant, they drove through the night, 17 hours and more than 1,100 miles, to Kansas City to marry her off. That way, the baby would be born within wedlock. And the police, Strawn thought, would be kept at bay.

In Idaho, the couple would have had to go before a judge to be married, risking arrest.

But in Missouri no judge is needed. All that is necessary is the signature of one parent.

From 1999 to 2015, more than 1,000 15-year-olds married in Missouri. Of those, The Star’s review of data shows, more than 300 married men age 21 or older, with some in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Assuming they had premarital sex, those grooms would be considered rapists.
There are 17 comments:
Male 9,315
Fifteen? Pfft, ten?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/200000-children-married-us-15-years-child-marriage-child-brides-new-jersey-chris-christie-a7830266.html
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Male 18,342
What a slut
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Male 18,342
Draculya BTW... I hope people realize my comment is sarcastic and a joke. It just occurred to me that some people actually think like that.
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Male 45,596
Draculya   There will always be someone one who gets offended.... stop worrying about those people.  People who are afraid of pedo's need to grow up!
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Male 9,315
Gerry1of1  There will always be someone one who gets offended. True. Possibly  the slut in question. 
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Male 6,320
Draculya god bless america. give that woman a gun please
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Male 45,596
What's the difference between a Lamborghini and a boner? 
I don't know any 12 year-olds that can give me a Lamborghini. 
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Female 6,692
Gerry1of1 Know what the similarity between broccoli and anal sex is?  If you dont like it as a kid, you're probably not going to like it as an adult.
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Male 259
Gerry1of1 holy shit gerry lmao, i have never heard that one! so so bad, but holy shit its funny
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Male 45,596
Sorry..... I'll go to my corner now
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Male 6,320
Gerry1of1 we need a mod to censor your wit
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Male 2,755
Even Florida had some bad laws covering pregnant 14 year olds and had the good sense to change them.
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Male 45,596
Really! Outside the I Fly!?   One usually has to go to church to find a pedo
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Well the bad translation of  the "good book" his pretty clear on the matter.
After all what else are you going to do with the dirty slut after she's been defiled? After all look decent and would want to touch her.

-god
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Male 192
The south will riiiiiise again
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Male 45,596
boredusernames01 Idaho's not in the south...... still funny though . LOL
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Male 259
boredusernames01 hahahahahahahaha
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