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American child bride cases chronicled in shocking BBC documentary: ‘We have to think about these girls'


Added 04-17-19 05:20:03am EST - “Keri was just 15 years old when she met Paul, 24, through her cousin while celebrating at a house party.” - Foxnews.com

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Heather breaks down when she and Ellie discover that her ex-husband Aaron, who was sent to prison for statutory rape three years ago, is out on parole. Heather was only 15 when she was married to Aaron. — Chloe Campbell

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.

Keri, from South Carolina, was married at 15, now aged 21 she regrets the decisions that were made for her. — Chloe Campbell

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