Parents arrested in Texas after they abused a 15-year-old daugher who refused arranged marriage

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She was a student at Taft High School in Bexar County. The girl, Maarib Al Hishmawi was told that a 28-old man will pay $20.000 to the family and she will become his bride. They beat her with broomsticks “almost to the point of unconsciousness.” She suffered  such abuses multiple times in 2017. On Jan. 30, she than was gone from home and later, in mid-March, she was found alive. An underground organization that rescues women in abusive family situations was able to get her out of where she was being held, according to law enforcement officials.

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The abused girl

The teen showed her scars to police. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar called the details “very disturbing.” Hishmawi denies the abuse allegations surrounding his only daughter. “Nobody abused my daughter. I have nothing to hide. I’m not scared about this.,” he says. Hishmawi moved his family from Iraq to San Antonio more than two years ago. Now. the teenage girl and her five siblings, between the ages 5 and 15, were placed under Child Protective Services custody.

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