November 11, 2009
Vincent Mosby - Charged With Rape After 14-Year-Old Girl’s Parents Arrange Marriage - Dowry Included A Watch And Ring From Wal-Mart
Kansas City, Mo (The Weekly Vice) - Vincent Mosby, a 23-year-old Missouri man was arrested Saturday on allegations he "married" a 14-year-old girl with the approval of the girl's parents - because they feared she might have sex with someone her own age.
According to police, a 14-year-old girl's parent's pressured her into marrying Mosby when they believed she was going to have sex with a boy her own age.
Although marriage in the state of Missouri is not legal without a judge's signature, investigators say Mosby paid a dowry to the family and held a wedding ceremony August 4 to seal the deal.
Some family members, however, frowned on the arrangement and removed the child from Mosby in an effort to prevent further sexual abuse. That's when Mosby allegedly threatened violence if family members didn't "give me back my wife in 72 hours."
When the 72 hours had passed, someone drove past the family member's home, firing three shots at the home. No one was injured in the shooting.
Investigators recovered a "marriage contract" that was signed by Mosby, the teen and the teen's stepfather. The contract also notes a dowry paid by Mosby, which included a watch and a ring which were purchased form an area Wal-Mart.
Mosby and the teen allegedly had sex three times in August at the girl's home while her mother and stepfather were in the house.
Mosby was booked into Jackson County Jail on a charge of statutory rape. His bond was set at $100,000.
The Weekly Vice
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