REVEALED: The shocking plight of America’s child brides aged as young as 13 who have been forced to marry their attackers – which helps their abusers escape justice under archaic laws – Daily Mail

Doing the right thing for our children - ending child marriage

The image above is a stock photo.

Donna Pollard had only just turned 16 when she stood in a Kentucky state court house with a serial paedophile who had used his position of trust to groom and repeatedly rape her over the previous two years.

Her abuser, smartly dressed in a dark suit and blue tie, was not cuffed or restrained in any way. For he was not facing any charges for the hideous crimes that devastated a fragile girl’s life from the age of 14.

Incredibly, he was in court to marry his victim – with the full consent of Donna’s mother and under the authority of a state that not only sanctioned child marriage but turned a blind eye as abused children are forced into wedlock with their attackers.

Read more here.