NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — A Southern California magazine photographer charged with statutory rape has married the alleged victim.

The Orange County Register reports county records show Jason James Ellis married the woman in Laguna Hills on Feb. 28 — three months after she turned 18.

Ellis is accused of having sex with her for at least eight months when she was 14 and 15 years old.

Ellis’ then-fiancee was initially charged with acting as an accomplice, but charges were later dropped.

Ellis faces up to seven years in state prison if convicted of six felonies, including lewd acts on a child and unlawful sexual intercourse.

He is due in court for a pre-trial hearing on May 20.

The Register says Ellis’ work has appeared on the covers of fashion and fitness magazines.

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Comments (10)
  1. Neon says:

    Wife can’t testify against husband, can she?

    1. Jennifer says:

      She is not required to, but she can.

  2. Marco says:

    What happened to his other fiancee?

    CBS are you looking for writers? I’m looking for a job right now.

    Hit me up.

  3. michellefrommadison says:

    Another false report of rape by a female. The fact she married him after the alleged rape only proves her claim was false. She needs to be charged and imprisoned for life.

    1. Alan says:

      She didn’t report it as rape, it was charged as rape because of her age. How old is the guy?

  4. thatsallfolks says:

    Statutory rape, she didn’t have to say anything, she was under age.

  5. Hanrod says:

    Will Durant was in his twenties, and a teacher in the private school were he met and began a sexual relationship with Ariel, his student of 14 or 15 years of age. Later they married, as soon as she was of age to marry, and they went on to jointly author one of the most important history series of the twentieth century, “The Age of Civilization” series. Get real you hipocritical, puritanical Americans!

    1. ken says:

      We now know the color of your stripes you piece of Eurotrash.

  6. Barry Soetoro says:

    Did her parents pay for the wedding?

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