Saudi Arabia

70-Year-Old Saudi Man Marries 15-Year-Old Girl

Girl's parents sold her to the older man for around $20,000


(CNN) — A 70-year-old man has married a 15-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, human rights workers said Tuesday.

CNN interviewed the man, who said the girl's parents sold her to him for the equivalent of $20,000. The marriage came to light when the man complained to a local official, saying the girl's family had taken her back and he'd been ripped off. He refused to provide his name to CNN.

His account is countered by human rights workers looking into the case. They believe there was a fight between the teen and the man, and she ran back to her family.