Child bride father guilty of procuring 12yo daughter for sex sentenced in court

A NSW father who was found guilty of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by arranging her marriage has been sentenced to at least six years in prison.

The 63-year-old man who arranged an Islamic ceremony between his 12-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old man at his NSW home in January last year was found guilty of procuring a child aged under 14 for unlawful sexual activity and being an accessory before the fact to a serious indictable offence.

Following the marriage ceremony, the couple had sex at a motel and twice at his home where the father recommended they didn’t use contraceptive pills or condoms.


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At the age of 13, the girl suffered an ectopic pregnancy.

The man has been sentenced to a maximum of eight years in prison.

He will be eligible for parole in November 2020.