Man Was Arrested After Accidentally Introducing Police Officers To His 15-Year-Old 'Wife': "It’s Okay. She Is Gonna Be 16 Soon"

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July 23, 2018 10:58 By Fabiosa

Dallas police officers were able to apprehend a serious offender, when they thought they were about to deal with a minor rule breaker.

15-year-old "wife"

Earlier this week, a man was approached by police for parking in a handicapped space, and none of the parties was expecting this encounter to become a major revelation.

Officers noticed an alcoholic beverage in the man's car, when he blamed it on a young girl, who was with him. Fox4News reports the man, identified as Jose Lopez-Cruz, proceeded to introduce this girl as his 15-year-old 'wife', casually adding:

It’s okay. She is gonna be 16 soon.

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Lopez-Cruz was arrested and charged with assault of the minor. The 15-year-old told investigators that they had been living together for 2 months and admitted to having an intimate relationship with him.

The teenager was later taken into her brother's care.

There's no grey area

Even though this story shows us that an older man feels entitled to a relationship with a minor just because they give consent, it's still not okay.

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Age of consent differs in every state, and it's important to be aware of the law in your place of residence. 

Public's reaction

This time, the situation was taken under control by watchful authorities, but who knows how many similar cases are out there.

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