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Oh crap (Spears content).

Ellee spread the word over on Slop earlier (complete with a fantastically crafted illustration - Ellee, you are a Photoshop genius), but Pat Lyons*, over at the NYT's Lede blog, considers a entirely different aspect to the story:

"The father of the child is variously reported to be 18 or 19 years of age, and she is 16. We don’t know exactly where they were 12 weeks ago, and frankly don’t want to — but prosecutors might. In Louisiana, where they both live, the age of consent is 17, and what obviously must have gone on between them might qualify as criminal carnal knowledge of a juvenile in that state — either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on just how old he is.

In California, where she stays while the show is being shot, the age of consent is 18, and the relevant charge would be unlawful sexual intercourse, a misdemeanor."

Yikes. We know who we would not like to be right now.

Read Lyons's full blog entry here.

*Apologies to Pat for originally/incorrectly identifying the author of the post as Mike Nizza!

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