By Louise Hall
A man that is lebanese “determined” to marry a 12-year-old woman he saw in a mosque, despite being told it absolutely was unlawful.
The 27-year-old, whom is not known as for appropriate reasons, ended up being sentenced to a maximum 10 years’ prison within the Downing Centre District Court on Friday, after pleading accountable into the persistent intimate punishment of the youngster.
Judge Deborah Sweeney stated the man, who found its way to Australia for a pupil visa in June 2013, asked two spiritual leaders at a Hunter Valley mosque to prepare the wedding. They declined, obviously telling him it absolutely was unlawful.
Undeterred, the guy embarked on a “determined and deliberate search for the girl” along with the assistance of just one of her family relations, organised for the ceremony to occur at a home that is private January 12, 2014.
In establishing a period that is non-parole of years, Judge Sweeney stated “neither their social or religious values excuse his offense”.
The court heard he believed a girl that is muslim marry when she reached puberty.
Your ex’s mindset to the “marriage” was not a mitigating factor, Judge Sweeney stated. Similarly, the undeniable fact that she dropped expecting but miscarried, although serious, would not aggravate the offence.
Outside court, the person’s attorney, Alex Radojev, stated the “harsh” phrase will be appealed.
“The sentence ended up being beyond my expectation,” Mr Radojev said.
The guy had been originally faced with 25 counts of sexual activity having a child that is underage. Continue reading “Son or daughter bride case: guy jailed for ‘marrying’ 12-year-old woman in garden ceremony”