More than 50 girls as young as nine are being forced to marry older men in Australia, in exclusive documents obtained by 7 News.
Australian Federal Police documents can reveal the disturbing reality of child brides in Australia.
In just two years 57 children were reported at risk of being forced into marriage – all within the Sydney area.
Two children on the mid-north coast, two in the Murrumbidgee area, one in the Hunter and another in Illawarra were at risk, according to the documents.
Another document references an email with a girl saying she is being held against her will while a situation report details allegations of a forced marriage at the end of the school year and a human trafficking referral mentions a girl travelled out of Australia and was exploited.