Canadian study finds U.S. child marriages violate statutory rape laws in 14 states - CTV News, February 21, 2022

Published: 25 February 2022

A study led by Alissa Koski, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health is featured by CTV News. Professor Koski also comments on the findings.

"A Canadian study examining how American children can legally marry at an earlier age than they can legally consent to sex found that child marriages violated statutory rape laws in 14 states. Researchers from McGill University in Quebec detailed their findings earlier this month in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, where they posited that some states who exempted sex between married spouses from their definition of statutory rape may create “perverse incentives for child marriage.”

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