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According to News10.com , Cherry Payton has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after allowing her teenage daughter to marry a 47 Year old Man. The Fort Bend County District Attorneys office says the 13 year old admitted to a Doctor That she was sexually active with her 47 year old husband. Payton, who was also at the doctor’s office, said her daughter was married with her consent and that it was apart of their religious beliefs. It has also been reported that Payton also sexually abused her daughter under other religious beliefs. According to Texas law “ a person must be 18 years old to legally be married in Texas, there are certain exceptions that allow minors who are at least 16 years of age to marry.

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