A 34-year-old man and the 14-year-old bride he illegally married have both cried in a Melbourne court as he pleaded guilty to his crime.
Mohammad Shakir pleaded guilty to going through a formal ceremony of marriage with a person not of marriageable age at Noble Park last September. The "wedding" was conducted by former imam, Ibrahim Omerdic. As part of Shakir's plea, two charges were withdrawn by prosecutors in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.
They included allegations Shakir had sex with the girl between September 30 and October 1, 2016, following their wedding.