A 12-year-old girl who was “married” in an Islamic ceremony in her family’s Hunter Valley home fell pregnant but miscarried, a court has heard.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was examined at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead after she complained of sharp right abdominal pain. Doctors found she had an ectopic pregnancy – where the fertilised egg implants outside the uterus – and miscarried.
The now 13-year-old’s pregnancy was revealed in a statement of facts tendered to the NSW District Court during a sentencing hearing for a 27-year-old Lebanese university student, who also cannot be named for legal reasons.
In October last year the man pleaded guilty to one count of persistent sexual abuse of a child.
Read the rest here.
Disgusting but legal in Islam where sharia laws says girls can be married as young as nine or when menses begins. Why is marriage at this young age legal? Mohammed married his second wife Aisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine. And whatever was permitted for Mohammed is permitted for Muslims.