Cultural Enrichment Down Under: Dad shocked to learn it's illegal to marry off his 12 year old daughter

Child bride's marriage was permitted by father, say police

Detectives investigating the case said the father was ''shocked'' that his daughter's 26-year-old husband was arrested and charged with more than two dozen child sex offences last week.
Child abuse squad detectives spent much of Thursday and Friday interviewing the victim's father and allege he does not believe there was anything wrong with the pair's union.

''He is shocked,'' a detective said.

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