America’s Child Brides: Fox News
Keri was just 15 years old when she met Paul, 24, through her cousin while celebrating at a house party. The duo had a one-night stand and she became pregnant. Paul agreed to marry her to avoid prison time.
The case of Keri, now 21, from South Carolina, is one of three cases explored in the BBC documentary “America’s Child Brides,” which explores state laws regarding marriage age.
British journalist Ellie Flynn, who investigated how underage girls become child brides in Americafor the film, told Fox News she was compelled to discover the legal loopholes that allow for such thing to happen so often.