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Italy: Two Montenegrin Gypsies arrested for forcing 10-year-old to 'marry'
last update: June 04, 12:07
Naples, 4 June (AKI) - Police Monday in southern Italy arrested two Gypsy men from Montenegro who allegedly abducted a 10-year-old Montenegrin girl and tried to force her to marry one of them.
Police in Gugliano in Campania near Naples charged the two men, aged 48 and 23, with kidnap and grievous bodily harm.
The men allegedly abducted the girl in a local Gypsy camp, seizing her by the wrists and shoving her into their shack, where they tried to 'persuade' her to marry one of the pair, named as M.B.
The girl's 37-year-old mother called emergency services after she was kicked and punched by the men as she tried to stop them kidnapping her daughter.
In Italy, the legal marriage age is 18, or 16 with a court permit.
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