AN expat mum has been arrested after forcing her child to marry a man in Morocco.

The 31-year-old Moroccan was arrested on August 18 after taking her daughter, 16, to the north African country, where she forced her to marry a 28-year-old man.

The sick mum was rumbled after the minor went to the Policia Nacional station in Estepona – where the family lives – and reported how her parents forced her to marry the stranger in the town of Kenitra.

It is understood her parents had reached an ‘economic agreement’ with the man and even bribed a local authority to allow the wedding to take place.

When the child tried to resist the nuptials, her parents threatened to leave her in Morocco and forbid her from continuing with her studies in Estepona.

The mother has been arrested for alleged  coercion and ‘crimes against family rights and duties.’

She has been released on bail.

The teenager is with child protection services.

 

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