22 Jul '11, 7am

Australian jailed for making girl, 11, pregnant

MELBOURNE: A man who claimed it was acceptable in his culture to have sex with a child was Friday sentenced to 10 years' jail for his lengthy abuse of a girl who became pregnant at 11. The Victorian County Court heard that the man was from the same ethnic minority as the girl and had been a family friend when he began abusing her in 2008. She gave birth to a baby boy in October 2010. In defending his actions, the 31-year-old, whose name and ethnicity were suppressed, told authorities that "there were no restrictions on age" in his culture when it came to choosing a sexual partner. But Judge Lisa Hannan said the man's conduct had been "abhorrent to anyone with a shred of decency or moral compass" as she sentenced him on charges of persistent sexual abuse of a child under 16 and child stealing. "Whether or not it may or might have been acceptable in any culture in any part o...

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