AUSTRALIA: Lebanese Muslim husband of 12-year-old pregnant wife arrested for sexual abuse
12-year-old Muslim bride who was forced by her father to get married in
an illegal Islamic ceremony was pregnant at the time her 26-year-old
Lebanese husband was charged with ongoing child sex abuse.
27-year-old man, whose identity is being protected, pictured at Burwood
Local Court in May, has pleaded guilty to ongoing child sex abuse
UK Daily Mail
The Islamic ‘wedding’ ceremony which is alleged to have been arranged
by her father, took place in the girl’s lounge room in the Hunter region
in NSW, in January last year.
after the man, now 27, and can not be named for legal reasons (Why
not?), was charged with one count of persistent sexual abuse of a child,
the girl was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy and then miscarried in
February after complaining of abdominal pain,The Daily Telegraph reported.
now 13, didn’t want to marry the student because of the 14 year age gap
but the man bombarded her with text messages after he first laid eyes on
her in a mosque in November 2013, the court papers stated on Wednesday.
pleaded guilty in Burwood Local Court in October to one count of
persistent sexual abuse of a child, which carries a 25-year maximum jail
sentence. The charge takes in 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a
child between 10 and 14, with which the man was originally charged.
father will face trial this year. The father, who is in his 60s,
allegedly arranged the illegal marriage. The father allegedly organized
his daughter’s marriage to the Lebanese immigrant because he wanted to
stop her from ‘committing a life of sin’.
charged with procuring a child under 14 for unlawful sexual activities,
and being an accessory before the fact to sexual intercourse with a
person under 14. Court documents say the girl met the 27-year-old man at
a mosque in November 2013 after he approached her father and asked to
allege the young girl’s father enabled his daughter’s sexual assault by
organising the unlawful marriage – including allowing them to swap phone
numbers and meet three times in the family home before the
ceremony. The couple spent their wedding night at a motel in the Hunter
region where they had sex several times, police allege.