Child bride: "I call it rape"

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 00:00

Religious leaders are being told to stop defending child marriage. 

Mary Jadoo-Villafana was married at age 9 under Hindu rites. 

As she recounted decades of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband, she told CNC3's Ria Rambally that the marriage of minors encourages statutory rape.

She says the legal age of marriage should not be 12, 14 or even 16 years old.