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I am sorry to hear about your difficult situation.
Have you been arrested and charged with statutory rape yet?
no the detective called me and i went in to tell them my side
Did you have a local criminal defense attorney present with you during interrogation by the detective?
Did you admit to having sex with the 16 year old??
she just told me that she wanted to hear my side before she turned it in to the da
yes i did tell them that i had sex with her
This is extremely serious.
There is no valid defense to statutory rape and you would be facing 2-20 years in prison upon conviction and a lifetime registry as a sex offender.
what if we got married
Unfortunately, even if you get married somehow to this 16 year old, it would not change the situation.
Since you had sex with this minor child, while you were not married.
Also, if you are convicted of the statutory rape and declared a registered sex offender, you would not be allowed near your child, when the child is born.
The fact that you confessed or made admission to the detective makes it even worst, even though when the victim is pregnant as a result of statutory rape, it is ease to prove the crime, without the admission or other evidence, simply by conducting a paternity test.
so what can i do
she has been living with me and my parent sense october
The only thing that you can do at this point is to immediately consult with a local criminal defense attorney, who is experienced in sex crime defense.
It doesn't matter where the 16 year old had been living.
Also, consent is not defense.
Please understand that you are very likely will be facing major felony sex crime charges which can potentially ruin your entire life.
I don't mean to scare you, but I would only be doing you a disservice if I try to sugar coat this or downplay the seriousness of your situation.
At this point, you need to stop any contact with the victim and to retain an experienced local criminal attorney and not to talk to anyone about this legal issue with anyone, without your local criminal attorney being present.
Do you have any related follow up questions?
i would rather you tell me the truth than to tell me everything is fine
I am providing you with the truth and unfortunately, I can't tell you enough as to how serious this situation is.
no i dont believe i have any other questions thank you for your help
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thank you for your help