Australian jailed over 12-year-old daughter’s ‘marriage’


SYDNEY: An Australian man who consented to an Islamic “marriage” ceremony between his 12-year-old daughter and a man more than twice her age was Friday jailed for at least six years. The 63-year-old father was found guilty in April of procuring a child under the age of 14 for unlawful sexual activity and encouraging the pair to have intercourse despite denying the charges. The man was sentenced to eight years in prison but will be eligible for parole in November 2020. His daughter is now in the care of authorities while the “husband” was jailed for seven-and-a-half years earlier this year for sexual abuse of a child.



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