Following quickly on the news yesterday that Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant, her boyfriend/baby daddy Casey Aldridge could actually be guilty of statutory rape. Here’s more:
Aldridge, 19, could face up to ten years in jail if he is convicted, plus possible hard labour.
The baby was said to be conceived in Spears’ home state of Louisiana, where someone can only legally consent to sex at the age of 17. If the person is 15 or 16 then the other person they consent to have sex with must be no more than two years older than them for it to be legal.
If the child was conceived in California, where Jamie Lynn lives while she records TV show Zoey 101, Aldridge would also face possible charges.
The Penal Code in California states that if someone engages in a sexual act with someone under the age of 18 and who is not more than three years younger than them, then they could be sent to a county jail for up to a year.
However, Jim Hammer, Californian criminal defence attorney, said: “If Aldridge is actually more than three years older he could be up for a felony, which carries a maximum three years in prison.”
WOW. Okay, so what do you think?