Child Marriage in America

Episode 1 // September 14, 2017

In the summer after 9th grade, 14-year-old Heather discovered she was pregnant. Her boyfriend Aaron was 24. At the time, marriage seemed like it could be a solution to their problems — and maybe a way to keep Aaron out of jail.

In this episode of the FRONTLINE Dispatch, reporter Anjali Tsui, an Abrams Journalism Fellow through the FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School fellowship program, and producer Sophie McKibben go inside a battle playing out over child marriage in America.

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