Ross Kemp, is an English actor, author and investigative journalist who has received international recognition as for the BAFTA Award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs, exposing modern gang culture in the UK and around the world. He tells of an encounter he had with a man known as Kahn who has “trafficked” 3,000 or 4,000 young girls, “maybe more” during the past 7 years. He goes to poor communities, often in Muslim or “tribal” areas, and looks for “real beauties”. The girls are auctioned and go to the highest bidder. The most Kahn got for a sale was a million taka, the currency of Bangladesh, the equivalent of £8,500 or US$10,935.
When asked if it’s true that Kahn has sold girls as young as nine for sex, he replies, “I’ve sold girls who are 12.” None of the children Kahn traffics have ever been returned to their communities. Kahn said “If they try to run away, or we have trouble selling them, they are killed and buried. If our bribed police can’t handle it, then we kill the girls. We don’t count them. About four or five hundred. I’m telling you the truth.” Speaking about the encounter afterward, Kemp said he had to fight back the tears and was “shocked” and “horrified” by what Kahn told him: “Interviewing a guy who admits to killing 400 to 500 kids but doesn’t know exactly how many, that did make me cry.”
- that these evil people doing child (and adult) trafficking will be brought to justice. Pray also for the families of those affected
- for an end to police corruption that allows such criminals to continue to operate.
- for the trafficking that is taking place across the world to be stopped – it’s not just Asia.
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