Idaho Father Takes Pregnant Teen Daughter To Marry Rapist

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her.

The Idaho State Journal reports that the father pleaded guilty to injury to a child last week and Seventh District Judge Gregory Moeller put him behind bars for 120 days, telling him it was about as long as the girl was in a “vile farce of a marriage to a rapist because of you.”

Court documents say the father believed that a man should marry a girl he gets pregnant. He picked a state where 14-year-olds can legally wed.

Officials say the girl miscarried and when she returned to Idaho, her mother filed for an annulment.

The 24-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony rape.

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