Girl saved from forced marriage by Apple's Find My iPhone app

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Girl saved from forced marriage by Apple's Find My iPhone app

Post by Guest on Wed May 30, 2018 6:21 am

A teenage girl used Apple's Find My iPhone app to help her secret boyfriend rescue her from a forced marriage thousands of miles away in Bangladesh.

A court heard her parents tricked her into going on a sham holiday from their home in Leeds, West Yorks, as part of a plot to force her to marry her cousin.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said they physically pressured her into going through with plans for the wedding in July 2016, and said she was expected to have a child with her cousin so he could obtain a British visa.

Details of her rescue by British authorities emerged at Leeds Crown Court. They were able locate her after she secretly contacted her boyfriend of eight months in the UK before the wedding took place.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/29/girl-saved-forced-marriage-apples-find-iphone-app/

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