Sydney: An Australian man was convicted on Wednesday of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by letting her 'marry' a man more than twice her age.
The father, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, was found guilty of procuring a child under the age of 14 for unlawful sexual activity and encouraging the pair to have intercourse despite denying the charges.
Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court heard that he wanted to save the girl from what he considered the sin of having sex outside marriage so when she reached puberty he decided she should wed.
And instead, he caused her to have sex outside of marriage. Good grief! While the Gulf News article takes pains to avoid naming the men as Muslims, you can rest assured that they are Muslims.
When a 26-year-old man, in Australia on a student visa, showed interest in her the father consented to a marriage, which was carried out last year at his home around 250 kilometres north of Sydney.
On the night of the wedding — which was not recognised under Australian law — the married pair went to a hotel with the father’s permission, Judge Deborah Sweeney said as she handed down her judgment, adding that the girl fell pregnant but miscarried.
The father was released on bail and will be sentenced next month.
His daughter is in the care of authorities while the “husband” was jailed for seven-and-a-half years last month for sexual abuse of a child.