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A Melbourne imam has been spared an immediate jail term for officiating at the wedding of a man in his thirties and a teenage girl.

Ibrahim Omerdic, 62, was earlier this month found guilty of solemnising an invalid marriage after conducting a wedding ceremony between a girl and a man 20 years older than her, in September last year.

The ceremony was conducted at a Bosnian mosque in Noble Park. The girl was 14 at the time and the man 34.

Omerdic pleaded not guilty to the charge but was convicted following a contested hearing before magistrate Phillip Goldberg.


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