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Forced marriage: Mother jailed for four-and-a-half years

Forced marriage: Mother jailed for four-and-a-half years

The mother, who cannot be identified, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court
A mother who forced her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.The woman from Birmingham, who is in her 40s, tricked the then 17-year-old into travelling to Pakistan to wed. The victim had been made pregnant by the man when she was 13, which her mother took to be a "marriage contract".The case is the first successful prosecution of its type.In sentencing the woman at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Patrick Thomas QC said the victim had been "sold for her passport".
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Jurors had heard the daughter protested against the marriage but her mother threatened to burn her passport and assaulted her."It takes no imagination to understand the terror she must have felt", the judge said. Prosecutor Deborah Gould read a victim statement to the court, in which the girl said she was proud of herself for coming forward and wanted other young women who found themselves in similar situations to ask for help.
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