A confessed child sex trafficker has admitted in a filmed interview to selling thousands of children into sexual slavery and killing hundreds more that he was “unable to sell.”
The trafficker, referred to only as “Mr. Kahn,” revealed to award-winning British investigative journalist Ross Kemp that he has been working the business for seven years, starting out as “the bait in a honey trap” in which he lured young girls with promises that he would marry them, only to abduct them and sell them off once he got them into the cities. He claimed he now had a network of 75 traffickers working for him.
He said that over the past seven years, he has trafficked 3,000 or 4,000—“maybe more”—young girls who were sold into sexual slavery. He said he targeted poor rural communities of Muslims or tribal minorities, looking for “real beauties”:
“The girls are auctioned, and go to the highest bidder … a million taka (about $12,000) was the most I got.”
Mr. Kahn is under investigation for more than two dozen offenses, although he has never been arrested for any of them. He denied he has sold girls as young as 9, saying the youngest girls he has sold were 12 years old.
Kemp asked if he had ever returned children for any reason, and Mr. Kahn said he had not. He then admitted:
“If they try to run away, or if there’s any trouble selling them, they are killed and buried … If our bribed police can’t handle it, it goes to the CID, then we kill the girls … We don’t count how many; about four of five hundred …
“If I’m having problems, I’ll have to carry on killing.”