A man who encouraged his teenage son to marry and rape his 12-year-old cousin has been jailed: the 54-year-old organised a sham Muslim ceremony between his son, then 16, and the girl at his home in Woolwich, south-east London, in March last year. The case came to light when the mother of the girl, who objected to the arranged “marriage”, told police about it. Scotland Yard child abuse detectives then discovered several relatives of the boy had urged him to rape his cousin.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense