The Father of Child-Bride Sentenced to One Year in Prison

The father of a 14 year-old girl married in a Muslim religious ceremony in Evry at 14 in 2000 was sentenced to 30 months (with a 12-month prison sentence) for being complicit this underage marriage. On February 11, 2009, the husband of the young girl, then a 21-year old Moroccan who had paid between 300-450 Euros for the girl, was sentenced to two-years in prison. The original accusations were of rape and sequestration, but these were reformulated after long deliberation in court. The female companion of the girl’s father, who purchased the wedding dress and gave the girl birth control pills was also sentenced to 2 months in prison for her participation.