What saddens me is this young man (now).
He lost his childhood and his innocence. He has had to take on the responisiblity for 2 children at an age when he should be hanging out with his friends, participating in sports, graduating from high school, going to the prom, going to college etc. All that was taken away and replaced with a very sick idea of what love is. His childhood was replaces with responsibility and notoriety.
And now they plan to be married so there goes the next few years. Hopefully one day he will wake up and realize what he has lost. And I hope he finds a good therapist to help him deal with it all. He's going to need it.
Some male abusers do this to their victims too and I found it was the hardest form of abuse to help the person acknowledge as abuse.
We teach boys that "scoring" is manly. And having sex makes you a man and wow if you "seduce" an older female - wow you've really got it good. These kinds of messages to our sons MUST change or we set our children up to become the victims of people like MKL