Police in Pakistan have rescued a 12-year-old Christian girl from the sex slavery of a 45-year-old Muslim man. The man had kidnapped the girl and held her captive for several months.
The girl, who was abducted in June, was reportedly repeatedly raped and forced into marriage, after which her “husband” kept her chained up in a barn around the clock and forced her to care for livestock. The child is now in a shelter for victims of abuse.
The girl’s parents claim that for a long time the police failed to respond to their complaints and even threatened to charge them with insulting the feelings of believers because of the assumption that the girl had been kidnapped by a Muslim. The complaint was not officially accepted until September, more than three months after the child disappeared.
As Christian human rights activists point out, about 1,000 girls from Christian and Hindu families are abducted every year in Pakistan for forced conversion to Islam and marriage.
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