My question involves a marriage in the state of: Hawaii
This story is pathetic, I know. But I need some legal advice. Please don't criticize me in your comments. I'm distraught enough.
About a year ago, I met a guy online who was living in Hawaii. We frequently talked on the phone and skyped a number of times. I had just lost my job on the mainland and decided to travel and he suggested I visit him. I ended up in Hawaii last June and we very quickly fell in love and lived together from day one. I got a job in Hawaii and met all his local friends. It was a very easy transition for me and the relationship was great.
He told me about the custody battle for his young daughter and I supported him emotionally. During the length of several months, it came to my attention that one of the obstacles in the custody battle was his older (ex)step-daughter accusing him of exposing himself to her on numerous occasions. He assured me it was all made up and her intention of bringing this up was to prevent him from seeing his biological daughter. He said his ex-wife told him he would never get custody and she would take all his money if he decided to leave the marriage. I stupidly believed him. I not only didn't want to believe he was capable of doing something like that, but I also didn't want to believe that I was stupid enough to be in love with someone who was capable of doing that.
The sexual assault case ended up in court and for months he was flying back to the mainland to resolve the case. This week he was found guilty and sentenced to three years in a rehabilitation (or halfway) house in the state in which he committed the crimes, including having to register as a sex offender. I remembered him telling me his lawyer emailed him recently a statement from all parties involved in the case, including his statement. Months ago, he had given me the password to his email. Out of respect I never opened any of his emails. Until this morning.
The statements from his (ex)step-daughter are appalling and more extensive then he lead me to believe. He didn't deny the accusations in his statement. He admitted to the police he even orchestrated a few events to which he is guilty.
My question is this: We JUST got married at the beginning of the month. And I'm 12 weeks pregnant. (I told you this story was pathetic) I want to know if I am eligible for an annulment based on fraud or if I need to file for divorce. I plan on keeping the baby. There's no reason the baby should be punished because of my bad decisions or because it's father is a sex offender. I have no problem filing for divorce, I just wanted to know what my options are.
And again, please no comments about how stupid all this was of me. I'm well aware of that.