November 17, 2005


Pregnant woman weds teen, spends honeymoon in jail.

She is thirty-seven and he is fifteen. They are alleged to have had a sexual relationship for two years.

What is interesting to me is:

Under Georgia law, teenagers may marry as long as they are at least 16 and have the permission of a parent or guardian. Those restrictions are waived, however, when a female applicant is pregnant.

I assume the Georgie statute is referring to when the femal applicant is pregnant and a teenager.

Despite the valid marriage, the article states: "Clark's marriage to the boy does not protect her from prosecution (of molestation), police said."

Talk about a mess...

What was she thinking?!

This is one of those times I wish there had been pictures of the two, I'm dying to know what they look like.

Posted by Christina at November 17, 2005 08:59 AM | TrackBack

Found a picture of the bride, and the grooms grandmother.

Posted by: Vox at November 17, 2005 10:01 AM

Dang! That photo doesn't show either the missing teeth or the tattoos.

Posted by: Bob at November 18, 2005 08:00 AM

Section 19-3-2 of the Georgia Code reads, in part:

"To be able to contract marriage, a person must: [...]
(2) Be at least 16 years of age. If either applicant is under the age of majority, parental
consent shall be required, as provided in Code Section 19-3-37. However, the age
limitations contained in this paragraph shall not apply upon proof of pregnancy on the
part of the female or in instances in which both applicants are the parents of a living child
born out of wedlock, in which case the parties may contract marriage regardless of age;[...]"

Posted by: Jenna at November 18, 2005 08:33 AM

In the immortal words of Kriss Kross that's "wiggida wiggida wack!"

Posted by: Paladin at November 19, 2005 09:37 AM