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Father jailed after marrying off his 12-year-old girl to 26-year-old man

By Mason White 6:39 AM February 13, 2014
 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with selling a child for sex after he allegedly married off his young daughter to a much older man, police in Australia said.

Sydney Police said a father is behind bars after marrying off his 12-year-old girl in a religious ceremony.

The 61-year-old is being charged with selling a child for sex.

The father was denied bail and the 26-year-old groom, who was also arrested, also remains in custody.

The groom was identified as Ahmad Chamma.

In Australia, the minimum legal marriage age is 18.