A man who had his son “marry” and rape a 12-year-old girl has been arrested together with his son and the girl’s father.
The 54-year-old London man, together with his wife (54), arranged an illegal Muslim marriage between his 16-year-old son and his brother’s 12-year-old daughter, a common arrangement in some Islamic countries but highly illegal in the UK.
The boy was subsequently urged to consummate the marriage by members of the family.
The case came to light after the girl’s mother complained to police about her daughter being married off in an arranged marriage.
Both the father of the boy and the father of the girl were subsequently convicted of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, receiving three year prison sentences; the boy’s mother was also given a suspended 1 year prison sentence and ordered to perform community service.
The young “husband” was charged with rape and given an 18-month supervision order.
The girl’s father and the boy were also placed on the sex offenders register.
Via the BBC.