As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by NYPost.com:
LONDON — A woman in Britain was sentenced to four and a half years in prison Wednesday for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative in Pakistan almost twice her age.
The sentence follows the first successful prosecution in England under laws against forced marriage.
The article goes on to state the following:
The victim says she was 13 years old when she was forced to enter a marriage contract with the man, 16 years her senior. She became pregnant and had an abortion.
She says that as her 18th birthday approached in 2016, she was tricked into going to Pakistan for what she thought was a family vacation and made to marry the man instead.
The girl eventually returned to Britain with government help.
According to the report, the judge who passed the sentence told the mother she had “cruelly deceived” her daughter.
“She was frightened, alone, held against her will, being forced into a marriage she dreaded,” Judge Patrick Thomas said. “You must have known that was her state of mind. Yet for your own purposes, you drove the marriage through.”
To weigh in on this information provided by NYPost.com, engage in our LIVE CHAT below. Scroll down.
For more on this story, click the "read more" button below.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
VIDEO: Dems release statement after DOJ briefing, claim no spy