Re: Man,70, marries 15 year old, then complains to police when she leaves.
Well that sucks for everyone involved, doesn't it?
The entire situation is pitiful, but it's the parents that are the saddest part of all. By willingly selling their child to a man they know is interested in her only so far as to what she can offer him in bed and, perhaps, as a house maid and baby producer (he's 70 and she's 15 – it's not like he's looking for a soul mate) they've proved she's no more of an individual to them than a puppy or a goldfish.
The whole religion and society bit has to play a role. Many people are so desperate to justify a literal belief in everything they read in 'holy books' that they adopt attitudes they otherwise wouldn't because it falls in line with more questionable aspects of historical religious characters.