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This Couple Could Go to Jail Over What They Allegedly Tried to Do With a 15-Year-Old Girl -- On Their Wedding Day

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Some couples just exchange rings on their wedding days. Others exchange gifts.

And then some couples set up an illegal sex act with a third person.

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The trial of Edward Chang and his wife, Thanaphat Ratanasirivillai, began Thursday, the Springfield, Massachusetts-based the Republican reported.

The Massachusetts couple stands accused of setting up a wedding day threesome on the dating website OKCupid — with a 15-year-old girl.

Attorneys characterized the arrangement as a mutual wedding present.

Chang faces two counts of rape and abuse of a child aggravated by age difference; indecent assault and battery on a person over 14; enticement of a child under 16; and three counts of indecent assault on a person over 14 — he faces a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence because of the age gap.

His 25-year-old wife faces two counts of statutory rape of a child; indecent assault and battery on a person over 14; enticement of a child under the age of 16; and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.

The couple's wedding took place on Dec. 31, 2012, the Republican reported.

Thai citizen Ratanasirivillai was a Cornell University graduate student when she married Chang, the Republican reported.

The Republican noted that the trial is expected to last three days, and that defense attorneys are expected to argue that the 15-year-old was complicit in the illegal arrangement.

This story has been updated.

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