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A Muslim cleric who allegedly presided over Melbourne wedding involving a child bride is fighting the charge in court.

Former imam Ibrahim Omerdic, 61, appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Friday charged with conduct that caused a minor to enter into a forced marriage.

The marriage involved a 34-year-old man and a 14-year-old bride.

Omerdic was an imam of the Bosnian Islamic Society and Noble Park Mosque when he oversaw the alleged ceremony on September 29 last year.


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