She was 15 and pregnant. On the way home from school she was told, 'you’re getting married today'

Ashley Duncan's family told her she was getting married at 15 to protect her 18-year-old boyfriend, the father of her child, from possible statutory rape charges.
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Ashley Duncan's family told her she was getting married at 15 to protect her 18-year-old boyfriend, the father of her child, from possible statutory rape charges.

Hundreds of Missouri’s 15-year-old brides may have married their rapists

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Missouri’s child brides

This state has the most lenient law in the nation for 15-year-old brides. Some may have even married their rapists.

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March 11, 2018 05:30 AM