By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 01/16/20
The Sun has just released an infuriating report showing the disgusting truths about Gambian child-sex-trafficking, where British pedophiles, both men and women, are rampantly buying children for sexual services:
Sun Online saw first hand how poor Gambian children can be vulnerable to British paedos when we visited the beach resorts that dot Kololi on the country’s picturesque Atlantic coastline.
The encounters witnessed included a girl aged between six and eight having lunch with a balding, white haired man in a restaurant filled with similarly aged tourists.
The same day we saw a stoutly built man in his 50s or 60s wading into the ocean gripping the hand of a tiny African child in white swimming shorts.
According to the report, the “collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook is helping turn the former British colony into a ‘paedophile paradise’ where perverts can operate unchecked.”
The travel firm was responsible for flying in nearly half of Gambia’s 100k tourists a year before its complete liquidation in September. The economic crisis since has led to dire circumstances where, in order to eat, parents are prostituting their children for as little as £2 at a time.
The National Coordinator of the Child Protection Alliance in The Gambia, Lamin Fatty, exposed startling revelations to the Sun:
“Sex is cheap in my country and children are being sold for as little as 150 dalasis, or just over £2 in your currency.
“Some of the parents know their children are being abused and they accept it because they are so desperate for food in their bellies.”
According to Fatty, men and women from all over Europe, predominantly the UK, are funneling into the poverty-stricken nation and paying to rape children as young as toddlers.
Some parents are naive, he said, “they think the Westerner is paying their bills and helping their boy or girl out of the kindness of their heart, while in reality they have bad intentions.”
“We have laws that are supposed to stop this from happening but they are not being enforced so we have become a paradise for paedophiles.”
Former Thomas Cook rep. Anne Heap, from Wigan, told the Sun of many instances she had personally encountered.
“When I was working there,” she said, “I would see old men walking with girls as young as 10, 11 or 12. There is a dark side to The Gambia.”
“One time when we were flying back to Manchester there was a British man in his 70s with a girl who was only about eight or nine. This was about eight years ago.
“I was so concerned about what was going on that I got chatting to him outside the toilet during the flight. I wanted to speak to the girl too but she never left her seat, she didn’t look comfortable at all.
“I reported it and border security later told me the man had been ‘apprehended’ but I was not able to find out what happened to him or the girl after that.”
While the Sun couldn’t confirm any of the pictures they took were of definte pedophiles in action, upon seeing them, Child Alliance coordinator Lamin Fatty said, “this does worry me because, if the children are unaccompanied, they should not be alone in tourist areas without their parents.”
“It is also forbidden,” he added, “for a child to be in a bar so late at night and we do not encourage physical affection with minors.”
British tourists can still fly to The Gambia via Lisbon with the TAP airline or via Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc. There is also a limited direct service run by ‘The Gambia Experience’ company and package deals can be snapped up for just over £500 a person.
On a winter vacation last month, Dutch tourist Corina Bouwman said she witnessed these abuses firsthand:
“I’ve seen a number of tiny African children walking around with big white men.”
While on vacation in the Gambia, Gloucester resident Lucy Mendy was also horrified to witness old men taking teens to their rooms in the same hotel she was staying.
“It made me feel sick and I wish I could have intervened,” she revealed, “but this is not the UK and I was scared what might have happened if I tried to confront them.”
Since 2013, Gambia has introduced new laws to crack down on the epidemic of child abuse, but astoundingly only one prosecution has been brought against anybody since.
Norwegian teacher Svein Agesandakar, 57, was found guilty of abusing six children, the youngest aged three, in 2006.
The court heard how he had tricked his way into a hard-up Gambian family by posing as a do-gooder, giving the parents sacks of rice and new shoes in exchange for time alone with their large brood of six kids in a hotel room.
If your jaw hasn’t hit the floor yet, it will now, because in 2018, Agesandakar was personally pardoned by the president of the Gambia, Adama Barrow.
Though public outcry led to the pardon being overturned, it is feared the original decision was a declaration to the world that this kind of behavior is not only allowed, but encouraged by the Gambian government.
Calling for a new national plan to tackle the problem, Debbie Beadle, Director of Programmes at the child protection organisation ECPAT UK, said: “We hope that by bringing these institutional failings to light, the UK can become a world leader in tackling the abuse of vulnerable children globally, and that child victims abroad are no longer ‘under the radar’ of authorities.
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