An Idaho man is facing criminal charges after allegedly forcing the 24-year-old man who raped his 14-year-old daughter to marry her (video below).
Arron Seaton, 24, of Ashton, was arrested after raping and impregnating the teenager in June, East Idaho News reported.
Two months later, the victim’s father, Keith Strawn, took her across state lines to marry Seaton, court documents show.
Authorities say Strawn took his daughter to Missouri and allowed Seaton to live with her when they returned.
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Strawn is now facing two felony charges for injury to a child and one felony charge of accessory to rape. He allegedly “harbored and protected” his daughter’s rapist by allowing him to live with her, court documents stated.
According to court documents, the teen had a miscarriage in October. She is still legally married to Seaton, but papers have been filed to annul the marriage, reports Standard Journal.
Strawn and Seaton have both been released from jail, Strawn on his own recognizance and Seaton on a $50,000 bail. They are both scheduled for separate trials in 2016.
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Idaho law does allow 16- and 17-year-olds to marry with parental permission. Children under the age of 16 can get married with parental permission and permission from a judge.