For some reason, the perpetrator’s identity is being kept secret. But let’s call him Mr. Mo, in recognition of the self-proclaimed prophet who, just like Mr. Mo, was a passionate pedophile.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
A Lebanese man [residing in Australia] was “determined” to marry a 12-year-old girl he saw in a mosque, despite being told it was illegal.
Mr. Mo succeeded in marrying the preteen girl and consummating the relationship, after he
… embarked on a “determined and deliberate pursuit of the girl” and with the help of one of her relatives, organized for a ceremony to take place at a private home on January 12, 2014.
… an Iranian cleric based at a different mosque, [who] agreed to “marry” the couple.
In the post-wedding throes of sweaty passion, Mr. Mo promptly got his “wife” pregnant. She miscarried.
The 27-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to a maximum 10 years’ jail in the Downing Centre District Court on Friday, after pleading guilty to the persistent sexual abuse of a child.
Tasawar, 35, pleaded guilty to the offence of solemnization of a marriage by an unauthorized person. He was fined $500 and his religious-leader visa was cancelled.
I have no idea what court action, if any, was taken against the girl’s
Mr. Mo will be eligible for parole in six and a half years. The Australian government is likely to deport him when he gets out, meaning that Mr. Mo can then try his luck with barely pubescent girls in a country where the authorities aren’t such sticklers about child rape.