Married Pedophiles allowed to bring young girls into UK

Home Office powerless as legal loophole leaves underage child brides free to join husbands in Britain.

Actions not words: Home Secretary Theresa May delivers a speech at a child sexual exploitation conference

Actions not words: Home Secretary Theresa May delivers a speech at a child sexual exploitation conference

If the girl is wed lawfully in her homeland her husband cannot be prosecuted under UK law, Theresa May’s Home Office said.

Officials made the admission after the Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith asked the House of Lords what steps the Government was taking to protect girls already in under-age marriages from coming into the UK.

Schools minister Lord Nash told him social services and police might be involved if there were child protection issues, but the law as it stands cannot stop child brides entering the UK in the first place.

Might be involved? Might! They are pedophiles.These young girls are being abused. No Nation with any decency would recognise a child bride as a legal marriage. This is insanity.

It is not known how many do so, but the Home Office Forced Marriage Unit says of 1,302 cases investigated last year, 15% (195) involved under 16s.

Rt Rev Dr Smith told the Sunday People: “I’m pleased to have unearthed ­anomalies our Government must wrestle with if it is to secure the future and safety of young girls brought into the country.”

Yasmin Rehman of the End Violence against Women Coalition said: “Child marriages should be illegal in this country.

“We protect British-born children, but we seem to think children from other countries have lesser rights if they are child brides.”

Under forced marriage laws passed earlier this year, their weddings would be illegal only if they were coerced.

Again I just want to pull my hair out. Coerced? They are children. They have no power, no say. This is insane.

In August, Home Secretary Mrs May failed to prevent a girl of 15 from Eritrea in Africa from coming to Britain, despite fears her marriage was illegal.

Yordanos Takle Tesfagabir was reunited with her husband who lives here as a refugee.

One in nine girls worldwide is married before age 15. Girls of 14 can wed in Bolivia and Paraguay, and under 12s in Tanzania.

-The Mirror


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  • wooted

    Insane. Next they will be saying you can keep slaves in Britain as long as they were legally purchased in a Muslim country.

    • OneTrack

      We must welcome diversity.

  • mommadog

    Out of interest, does anyone know what the NZ law is regarding these child brides if married in their own country?

  • Rachael Membery

    I am concerned about what happens to these girls when they are no longer ‘desirable’.

  • ex-JAFA

    My take on this would be that the UK (or any other country) may either be required to (by the lovely EU), or may choose to, recognise overseas legal marriages – just as foreigners come here for same-sex marriages that’ll be recognised in their home countries.

    BUT marriage is no excuse for rape. And intimate congress with someone under the age of 16 (here and in the UK) is rape, regardless of whether or not it’s consensual.

    Therefore, the brides may join their husbands, but if he drops his trou in her direction, he can be arrested. Well, that’s what I’d assume, anyway.

  • Mick Ie

    Being ‘married’ to these child brides does not take away the fact their ‘husbands’ are pedophiles. These revolting, excuses for human beings have chosen to live in the UK, therefore must be forced to adhere to the laws of their adopted country. Sex with a minor is a criminal offence. If they were arrested, charged, imprisoned and kept in general population, this could possibly be a deterrent.