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The Prophet Mohammad did it, why can’t Mohammad Shakir?
A man who married a 14-year-old girl in Melbourne’s southeast has pleaded guilty to an offence under the marriage act. Mohammad Shakir this morning entered a plea of guilty to going through with a marriage ceremony with a person not of marriageable age over the incident in September last year at Noble Park. The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard Mr Shakir was previously charged with sexually penetrating a child under the age of 16 and being a party to a forced marriage.
Source: News Corp
Man guilty of marrying girl, 14, in mosque
The charges were withdrawn today and the new charge under the marriage act was entered instead.
It carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.
The Iman who is alleged to have carried out the ceremony is due to appear before court next month for a contested hearing.