FIRST FORCED MARRIAGE SENTENCE

Karma Nirvana welcomes the first conviction for forced marriage in the UK. A 34 year old businessman was sentenced to 16 years having admitted to 4 counts of rape, voyeurism, bigamy and forced marriage. Four years are to run concurrently for the forced marriage conviction and the defendant will be subject to 5 years licence on release.

The judge remarked that the defendant was an “arrogant, manipulative and devious man”. He remarked that the defendant showed “no remorse” and was an “ongoing risk”.