GAINESVILLE, Ga. – A 15-year-old boy who wed the 37-year-old mother of one of his friends said the relationship was consensual and he's in love with her.
"She didn't seduce me or anything like that," the boy told WGCL-TV in Atlanta on Thursday from a juvenile detention center where he is being held on an unrelated charge. "She's done a lot for me, you know. She's been good to me."
The boy added he had no regrets about his relationship with Lisa Lynnette Clark, who has said she is pregnant with his child.
Authorities have charged Clark with child molestation. She was arrested the day after she married the boy in the driveway of a retired probate judge's home Nov. 8.
The two were wed under a Georgia law that allows a pregnant couple to marry without consent and regardless of age.
Judy Hayles, the boy's grandmother and legal guardian, has said Clark seduced the boy, and she is trying to have the marriage annulled.
Clark's attorney says he will invoke legal restrictions on testimony from a spouse to keep the boy from having to testify against her.