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