Father jailed over daughter’s ‘marriage’

Father jailed over daughter’s ‘marriage’

A Muslim father in Australia who arranged for his 12-year-old daughter to marry and have sex with a paedophile has been jailed for at least six years.

According to this report, the girl become pregnant after the man, 63, whose identity cannot be disclosed, arranged for his daughter to marry a 26-year-old university student in an Islamic ceremony conducted by Pakistani imam Muhammad Riaz Tasawar, above, at the father’s home in the Hunter region of NSW.

The imam was arrested last year and fined A$500. He was the first person in NSW to be charged with the solemnisation of a marriage by an unauthorised person.

After the “marriage” the father encouraged the pair to consummate the marriage, and told his daughter not to use contraception or to let her new husband do so either.

A court heard that the father was concerned that, once his daughter began showing an interest in boys, there was a risk she would have sex outside marriage, which he believed was a sin under Islamic law.

He felt that a “solution” to this problem was for his daughter to get married so that she would not be living in sin if she had sex.

In sentencing the man yesterday, Judge Deborah Sweeney said:

When the child and the man returned to the offender’s home for the first time after being married, he made available to them a bedroom.

He removed the two single beds and left two single mattresses in the room. The two had sexual intercourse together twice during that weekend.

By this conduct, allowing them to stay in his house and stay in the same room, the offender made it more likely for them to have sexual intercourse.

About 18 months after the “marriage” the 12-year-old became pregnant. It was an ectopic pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage.

The judge added:

His role was to protect her, not put her into a relationship where she was at risk of pregnancy at the age of 12. That this man thought his actions were justified by his religious faith does not excuse what he did.

The father was convicted on April 1 of “intentionally procuring a child under 14 for unlawful sexual activity” and for “inciting” and “encouraging” this activity to take place.

Judge Sweeney said:

A clear message must be sent to those who say that these matters are acceptable in the name of religious belief.

She sentenced the man to a maximum of eight years’ jail with a minimum non-parole period of six years.

With time served, the man will be eligible for parole in November 2020.


The girl’s “husband”, pictured above in police custody, was originally charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with an underage child.

He pleaded guilty to one count of persistent sexual abuse of a child.

In March this year he was sentenced to 10 years’ jail. He will be eligible for parole in August 2021 although he is likely to be deported on release.

15 responses to “Father jailed over daughter’s ‘marriage’”

  1. Broga says:

    It’s time the UK took a similar tough stance, including on FGM, pour encourager les autres. I guess that the enthusiasm for these child abuse perpetrators to follow their religion would dip if the consequence was a long prison sentence.

  2. Angela_K says:

    Hundreds of British based Muslims girls will be dragged off to some Muslim hell-hole as the “cutting season” starts, others will be married off to a filthy old perv never to return. This is Islam’s idea of respect for Women.

  3. Hmmmm says:

    muslims can do anything they like .. All they have to do is invoke the will of a mythical nonentity for permission to ….. say …. Sexually abuse a preteen Virgin girl…. Fly an aircraft into a building …. Decapitate a someone they don’t like … Set off a bomb in a public place …..slice off the external genitalia of girls …. Trump any law in the countries they infest …. Tell kuffars what to do … Assassinate cartoonists ….. Kill family members for the crime of shaming the family ….stone a woman for having sex. It’s is almost tempting to go out and claw the eyes out of an imam’s face and declare that allah told me to do it.

  4. Newspaniard says:

    Why can’t the father’s identity be disclosed? Not only should he public be made aware of his identity he should automatically be deported after his release. No, wait, some money-grubbing lawyer would want tax payer funds in order that the court can protect this filth’s human rights. Even though he showed little humanity when it came to his daughter.

  5. Stephen Mynett says:

    It is likely the protection is for his daughter, if he is named her identity becomes known. In this case I would agree with the court, she has gone through an awful ordeal and should not be subjected to intrusion in her life from outsiders, whether it be from religionists or the press.

  6. Trevor Blake says:

    I’m sure there is a passage of the Quran or Hadith that abrogates selling one’s children and having sex with children. Let’s see… looking… and one more try… no, selling one’s children and sex with children are allowed in Islam. Allowed, and as sex with children is one thing Mohammed did, considered virtuous.

    Islam is welcome to reform itself. I suggest a leap into the 19th century would be a fine place to start.

  7. AgentCormac says:

    It’s already started.



  9. RussellW says:

    Australia seems immune to the Rotherham disease, so far.
    About ten years ago the leader of a gang of Muslim rapists in Sydney was sentenced to 30+ years in jail and his fellow vermin also received appropriately long terms. Both the father and his equally perverted ‘son in law’ should have received 20 or 30 years each.
    The demented followers of Muhammed never seem to understand, they’re always trying some new angle.

  10. barriejohn says:

    Please note, this story is from the Daily Mail so it might be wise to not entirely suspend disbelief for the time being (there are similar stories elsewhere!):

  11. Mephistopheles says:

    Mohammed would be proud. Dirty savages.

  12. dennis says:

    When will adults learn to love sex. this article and the others about the cutting time for females is just beyond me this morning and that should be every morning.

  13. Farooq Ahmad says:

    May God bless you all.kindly don’t generalise it to all Muslims so bitterly. Remember that Austrian father who have children from her real daughter. We too have sympathies with him as a Modern Man Predicament. We Muslims are passing through a transient
    Phase of history we need support (education) not your hatefull ……..
    Last but not least your democratic strong holds are also not committed to bring democracy to us(gulf states) and Swiss bank accounts are purely under your democratic control…..

  14. Maggie says:

    @Trevor Blake. Aye, there’s the rub. Try as they might, Muslims cannot get around the fact that their book permits, even calls for, many things that are totally abhorrent to a civilised society.