A man accused of consenting to the marriage of his 12-year-old daughter in an illegal ceremony in New South Wales has been remanded in custody. The 61-year-old man is accused of giving his blessing to the illegal marriage, alleged to have taken place at his home in the Hunter region in January. Raymond Terrace Local Court heard the man believes he has done nothing wrong and thought his daughter was deeply in love. In denying bail the magistrate said it is clear the man has a disregard for the laws of the state.

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