Her father has now been jailed after he admitted child cruelty.
The girl’s husband, now in Bangladesh, went on to sexually assault her.
She had no idea what was going on during the ceremony, which was performed by an Imam, or the language being spoken, but was ‘pinched’ by a relative at certain points to indicate that she should speak, a court was told.
A judge said she had been ‘betrayed’ by her father and exposed to the risk of ‘long-lasting harm’.
The ceremony, conducted in Bengali, took place at the family home in Longsight in 2013. Her siblings were told to go to school.
Elizabeth Nichols, prosecuting, said there were ‘cultural pressures’ forced on the girl’s father by others and he was ‘not alone’ in facilitating the marriage, but said he was ‘uniquely placed’ to protect her.
The MEN isn’t naming the girl or her father despite his conviction and sentence for legal reasons.
The case came to light when the girl ran away from home and flagged down a passing police car.
Ms Nichols said she felt in fear and believed she had ‘no alternative’ but to go through with the arranged marriage.
She said: “She was woken on the morning of her 14th birthday and told that she was to remain home from school because she was to be married.
“She was taken downstairs where the ceremony was performed in Bengali by an Imam.
“She says she did not understand the language. An aunt stood behind her and pinched her at the appropriate time for her to speak.”
The court heard she was immediately taken back upstairs after the ceremony and undressed.
Ms Nichols said: “This was done so that when the other children returned, they would not think that anything extraordinary had happened.
“She told the police officer that she had been forced to take part in a marriage and said that her husband had forced her to have sexual intercourse, which was the trigger for her to run away.”
Her father, who has no previous convictions, was in Bangladesh at the time she ran away but returned home at once and surrendered.
But the court heard that in initial interviews, he told police that a birthday party had taken place and the Imam attended to give his daughter a blessing.
The court was told that the victim has become a ‘strong young woman’ who now ‘knows her own mind’ and is ‘desperate’ to return home.
Bunty Batra, defending, said her father now ‘displayed real insight’ and posed no threat after being placed on a series of forced marriage courses.
He said: “He did not envisage or wish any harm to come to his daughter.
“He would never have consented, and did not consent, to any physical contact. The marriage, in my submission, is clearly void. The complainant has not given her consent.
“A message has clearly has to be sent out to communities. Values and beliefs have to be adapted.”
The girl’s father was jailed for 14 weeks.
Judge Patrick Field QC said the ceremony was ‘beyond her understanding’ because she didn’t speak Bengali.
He told her father: “It was not your intention that there should be any physical contact between husband and wife until she was 18.
“But this case is brought against you because you are her father. You owe to her certain grave duties.
“Duties to nurture and to protect your daughter during her childhood. You were in breach of those duties. By forcing her into this union you betrayed her.
“It is important to stress that the law of England and Wales is that young girls should be free from such a threat and the courts will be diligent in enforcing this law.”
It’s understood that the man the girl married is now in Bangladesh.