Australian authorities accused a 26 year old Lebanese student in Australia of marrying a 12 year old girl.
The father of the bride decided to marry his daughter at a young age, and was responsible for this marriage.
The father of 12-year-old girl gave his blessing for her to be married to a Lebanese university student in the Hunter region earlier this year.
The police claim the man and child were married in an Islamic ceremony earlier this year and the girl is now 13.
The police also reported that the girl was married to the accused during an Islamic ceremony in her father’s backyard. But detectives say their union was not official. The child bride then moved to south-west Sydney with her ”husband”, after they were given permission by the girl’s father.