A report from Fox 10 in Phoenix says that three Iraqi-American family members pled guilty to acts relating to the abuse of a teenage family member who refused an arranged marriage:
The alleged incidents happened when she was 19. Court records show she was burned on her face and chest with a hot spoon after refusing to paricipate in an arranged marriage with a 38-year-old man.
Records also state that victim was tied to a bed with a rope secured with a padlock until Feb. 8, when she was released to go to school.
The mother, 50-year-old Yusra Farhan, plead guilty to unlawful imprisonment. The father, 45-year-old Mohammed Altameemi, plead guilty to disorderly conduct and her 18-year-old sister, Tabarak Altameemi, plead guilty to misdemeanor assault.
The family members’ sentencing is scheduled for next month. Despite the guilty pleas, the abused daughter now claims that everything was her fault and wants her mother back: