Arranged Marriage Between 14-year-Old Girl and 23-Year-Old Man Ends with Gunfire and Arrest

mosby_vincentVincent Mosby, 23, is a defendant at the heart of a bizarre criminal case. Mosby is accused of marrying a 14-year-old girl under a contract for a dowry purchased at Wal-Mart and then threatening her family when they removed the girl.

The girl’s family reportedly agreed to the marriage out of fear that she was about to have sex with kids her own age. By some logic, they believed it would be better to arrange a marriage between a 14-year-old girl and 23-year-old stranger. They signed a “contract” for marriage and included a dowry provision requiring, among other things, for Mosby to turn over a watch and a ring from Wal-Mart.

When relatives intervened and took the girl to prevent sexual abuse, Mosby reportedly threatened them that he would do them harm if they did not “give me back my wife in 72 hours.” Not long afterward, someone fired three shots into the home of the relatives.

To make the case more grotesque, Mosby allegedly had sex with the girl three times in the home of her parents when they were present. He is being held on statutory rape. However, there is no indication of charges against the parents, which seems a bit odd since they facilitated and profited from the arrangement.

While this was a marriage claimed to be in accordance with Muslim faith, local Muslims denounced Mosby for failing to comply with the law of the land.

For the full story, click here and here.

6 thoughts on “Arranged Marriage Between 14-year-Old Girl and 23-Year-Old Man Ends with Gunfire and Arrest”

  1. “opposite marriage” Ha ha ha ha ha! Good one. I keep seeing that ding-bat Onanist every time I click on the boob tube. Palin/Prejean 2012, oh Jebus make it so.

  2. But what about Walmart? Damn. Now they sell coffins and arranged marriages. Is there anything they won’t sell?

  3. Why not prosecute the parents for, well, pimping out this child? Perhaps prosecutors are often just politicians biding their time and many Americans view “opposite marriage” as some arbitrarily wonderful thing? You know, cuz, uh, of, like, you know families and stuff. The parents were just getting their daughter married, and that’s good, mmmmkay?

  4. horus,

    This particular incident happened in KC, MO.

    I know this because I live in KC, KS and watch the news.

    You too could have known this if you’d followed the link above in the sentence “For the full story, click here and here.” If the Professor’s posts do not always contain all the details of a story, I do not recall him ever not providing the link to his source material at the bottom of a post (and usually in the above format).

  5. Perhaps I missed it but there seems to be no indication in this post about where this occurred. I have noticed that frequently there is little or no information provided about where some of the matters you post about actually occur whether in the US or abroad. If you could just mention it, it would be nice.

  6. And now we can hear from KC on the right to marry a child under the terms of Muslim law. Sharia say I can marry you for a price and this time it does not include rice. How nice.

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