Married to a rapist: the father of a 15-year-old girl exchanged her for a keg of beer from a future son-in-lawBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/married-to-a-rapist-the-father-of-a-15-year-old-girl-exchanged-her-for-a-keg-of-beer-from-a-future-son-in-law
Getting married and spinning around in a white dress is every girl's dream. But if this happens at a very young age, a happy fairy tale turns into a nightmare. And this young American woman experienced even greater horror: her father married her to a rapist, from whom she became pregnant. At that time she was only 15 years old. Now she openly talks about how she became a young wife not by choice.
Read the details of the scandalous story about the underage bride in our material.The young woman said that she was married without consent to a 24-year-old man when she became pregnant at the age of 15. This was done so that the guy would not go to jail for rape.
Carey from South Carolina is now 21 years old. She married Paul with her father's written permission, which can be done according to state law.Her story became public thanks to the BBC documentary project "American Brides-Children", which reveals all the white spots in the laws of 17 states where there is no lower age limit for marriage.Carey said that the police became interested in Paul when the cops found out that his 15-year—old girlfriend was pregnant. At that time, she was living with her dad, and she met her adult boyfriend through her cousin when she was celebrating her own 15th birthday at home.They slept together that night once and the girl got pregnant. Carey does not hide the fact that everyone was drunk then.
The legal age for sexual intercourse in South Carolina is 16. But if teenagers are 14, they can also have sex if their partner is no more than 18 years old.
Carey's story is not an isolated case. The creators of the documentary series about underage brides found 16 girls in the United States who got married because of pregnancy. Their parents gave their voluntary consent to the marriage. In 10 out of 16 of these stories, this was done so that the man could evade punishment for the seduction of minors.