Shocking Wedding Between 10-Year-Old Boy And 8-Year-Old Girl Spark Outrage – See Photos
This Romanian wedding between a 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl is sparking serious outrage around the world.
Footage taken moments before the ceremony began in Dolj County shows the young girl surrounded by older women making final touches to her oversized frock.
Wearing a pink sparkly gown, the young girl can be seen delicately touching her long ringlets as a local singer gets the crowd going.
The groom can be seen dancing along to the folk music, with his pals by his side, appearing to boost his confidence.
The singer calls on the groom and tells him to: “Leave the toys aside, today you’ve married your bride.”
Seconds later, the bride is propelled onto a stool, for all to gaze at her gown which appears to be of an adult size.
Appearing confident, the girl poses as the women continue to pamper her and sew her into the dress.
According to reports, the young pair wouldn’t be expected to have sex and would almost certainly continue living with their families for years to come.
The footage attracted a number of disapproving comments when posted online. But according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, a number of Romanian communities practice “early marriage”.
After an investigation, local officials said they would not pursue charges as the marriage was not legally registered at the town hall.