Dad who forced pregnant 14-year-old daughter to marry the 24-year-old father had a ‘religious motivation’

In August of last year, Idaho father Keith Strawn took his pregnant 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry the 24-year-old father of her baby. Now, Strawn will be spending 120 days in jail.

According to Fox2Now, District Judge Greg Moeller ordered Strawn to serve a suspended sentence of “four years in prison with two years fixed and two years indeterminate.”

“While you spend those 120 day in jail, perhaps you will think about the 120 days your daughter was in a vile farce of a marriage to a rapist,” Moeller said to Strawn during the sentencing.

From Fox2Now:

In August 2015, Strawn took his 14-year-old daughter and then 24-year-old Aaron Seaton to Missouri to consent in their marriage.

Seaton, now 25, pleaded guilty to a [statutory sexual assault] charge in April and is believed to have impregnated her. The victim miscarried.

Seaton is serving a 15-year prison sentence.

Court records show Strawn “harbored and protected” Seaton by allowing him to live with his teenage daughter.

“If you get them pregnant then you marry them,” Strawn told the judge during the sentencing.

According to Strawn’s defense attorney, a “religious motivation” may have the reason for his actions.

Watch a report in the story from East Idaho News:

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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