Johnson said she was raped repeatedly. She never told anyone at the time, but it didn't take long for the truth to come out. Johnson remembered a conversation with her mom one day after school, “I remember being in the car, I remember that white Dodge car, and it had blue interior, and she said, 'You fixing to have a baby.'” Johnson said, at the time, she didn’t know what being pregnant meant. Her mom sent her to Miami to have the baby in 1970. Raped as a child, impregnated b ... y age 10, a mother by age 11 and still the worst was yet to come. Johnson remembered adults around her talking about marriage. “If we're going to still have sex, then we have to get married. Well, who said we were going to continue to have sex? I didn't know anything about that, but I remember them talking about it,” explained Johnson. Initially, court officials in Hillsborough County refused to issue a marriage license, but Johnson’s mom took her to Pinellas County and that judge signed off. On March 19, 1971, at the June Bridals fine wedding garments with lace sleeves courthouse in Clearwater, Sherry Johnson was legally married to her rapist. She was a bride at age 11. Her groom was 20 years old. “I got married that night after church. My mom made my wedding dress and a veil and my wedding cake," said Johnson.
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