Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jordanian rapist marries 15-year old victim to avoid jail

Ammon News has the sickening story.

The owner of a mobile phone store befriended a 15-year old girl who hung out at his store and he promised to marry her. Then he asked her to come to his shop to discuss their marriage plans. He then drugged her, drove her to another location and raped her while she was unconscious. She woke up outdoors, naked.

She filed a complaint with the police and they went to arrest the store owner. He freely admitted the rape, but he said that he would marry her - so they let him go.

According to Jordan's penal code article 308, a rapist can go free if he agrees to marry his victim.

There is a disgusting catch: he must remain married to her for at least five years, thus further victimizing the girl.

There are no words.