July 16, 2018

Man gets 6-year jail term for marrying off 12-year-old daughter

Man gets 6-year jail term for marrying off 12-year-old daughter

A New South Wales father found guilty of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by facilitating her “marriage” has been sentenced to at least six years in prison.

The 63-year-old, who cannot be named, held an Islamic ceremony at his New Sout Wales home in January last year in which his daughter “married” a 26-year-old man.

The couple later had sex at a motel and twice at the father’s home.

“[The man] failed in his duty to his daughter,” Judge Deborah Sweeney told the Downing Centre district court in Sydney on Friday.

Following a judge-alone trial, the father was found guilty in April of procuring a child under 14 years for unlawful sexual activity and being an accessory before the fact to a serious indictable offence. Read more

 

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