Will my friend be able to get child custody without being arrested for sleeping with a minor? Posted on February 06, 2011

My friend just found out that he got a girl pregnant, only problem is she's 16 and he is 18. Now I live in Massachusetts and some sites are saying the legal age of consent is 16 but others are saying it's 18. She is trying to tell him that if he doesn't stay with her she won't let him see the baby and he's scared to go for custody for fear of getting arrested for statutory rape. My question is, is the age of consent 16 or 18 and can he go for custody of his child even though she's 16 and he's 18 without getting arrested ?

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