23 March 2015

'The law here is stupid': Father who gave away his daughter, 12, to a 26-year-old man says girls should be able to get married and have sex

A father of a 12-year-old girl who he married off in an Islamic ceremony told his daughter that Australian laws forbidding her from marrying were 'stupid'.

The father, who cannot be named legally, is on trial at Sydney's Downing Centre District Court charged with procuring a child for unlawful sexual activity and with being an accessory before the fact of sexual intercourse with a child.

The girl told a Sydney court her father said Australian law was 'stupid' and girls her age should be allowed to get married and have sexual intercourse. [Daily Mail] Read more