Australian Police Arrest Man For Marrying 12-year-old

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A 26-year-old man accused of ‘marrying’ and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl has been refused bail in Australia.

The man whose name was not made public was arrested and charged Thursday for 25 counts of s*xual intercourse with the 12-year-old.

Police allege that the man met the girl in the Hunter region in 2013 and became involved in an “ongoing s*xual relationship” with her.

The pair then allegedly moved to a house in Sydney’s west, where they continued the relationship earlier this year.

On Thursday, the 26-year-old was arrested by detectives from the Child Abuse Squad and taken to Auburn police station, Sydney.

Police allege that the two were ‘married’ in a religious ceremony earlier this year.

The man is expected to apply for bail on February 12.

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