A Melbourne Muslim cleric accused of performing the forced marriage of a child bride has been sacked.

Imam Ibrahim Omerdic, 61, is charged with conduct that caused a minor to enter into a forced marriage at Noble Park on September 29 last year.

Omerdic, imam of the Bosnian Islamic Society and Noble Park Mosque, was stood down after his November arrest, according to a statement by the Islamic Council of Victoria on Monday.

He was later sacked after an internal investigation, and a new imam appointed, the statement said.

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