Muslim imam who married off a child bride, 14, to a man 20 years her senior is SPARED jail

  • A Melbourne imam who married off a child bride has escaped a prison sentence
  • Ibrahim Omerdic, 62, married off a 14-year-old to a 34-year-old man last year
  • He was suspended as an imam of the Bosnian Islamic Society and Mosque
  • He was sentenced to two months’ prison but released on a good behaviour bond
  • Prosecutors pushed for a prison sentence as a precedent against child weddings

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Imam Ibrahim OmerdicA former Muslim imam who married off a 14-year-old girl to a 34-year-old man has escaped jail time and placed on a good behaviour order.

Ibrahim Omerdic, 62, was found guilty of solemnising the marriage of the teenage girl and a man, 34, during a ceremony in Noble Park, Melbourne, last September.

Magistrate Phillip Goldberg on Wednesday sentenced Omerdic to two months’ prison for his ‘serious breach of trust’ but released him immediately on a two-year recognisance release order.

Omerdic was an imam of the Bosnian Islamic Society and Noble Park Mosque, but he was suspended after his November arrest over the wedding…

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