The marriage happened in Noble Park.
(Supplied: Melbourne Magistrates' Court)
Authorities warned a Melbourne mom along with her 14-year-old child's groom-to-be before they went ahead with an Islamic wedding, a court has been told that it would be illegal for the pair to marry just a day.
A Burmese asylum seeker sobbed via a pre-sentencing hearing into the County Court in Melbourne after pleading accountable to marrying your ex at a Noble Park mosque just last year.
The person in the 30s may not be known as as a result of a court-issued suppression purchase to safeguard the identification associated with school student that is high.
The court had been told the guy had been residing being a boarder into the same household as your ex if they hit up a friendship.
Prosecutor Krista Breckweg told the hearing that each and every day prior to the wedding ceremony, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) workers warned your ex's mom as well as the guy so it is unlawful in order for them to marry since the woman ended up being under 16.
"This offender switched their nose up at what DHHS had been saying to him," she told the hearing.
"He plainly knew it absolutely was incorrect, it is not an instance of social misunderstanding."
Groom thought he had been 'rescuing' woman: lawyer
However the guy's defence attorney, Sophie Parsons, said your ex's mom have been the organiser that is principal of union.
"The complainant's mom raised the concept on a few occasions with her child after which reassured and encouraged my customer to continue using the wedding ceremony," she told the hearing.
She stated your ex was trying to cope along with her stepfather along with her groom-to-be saw himself as "rescuing the girl and becoming the supportive figure in her life". (more…)