Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

U.S. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as “brides” or otherwise sexually abused.

Washington warns that some young Afghan girls had been forced into marriages in order to escape Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. Multiple cases of minor females who presented as ‘married’ to adult Afghan men, as well as polygamous families. Those girls had been sexually assaulted by their “husbands”, have been raped by older men they were forced to marry in order to escape Afghanistan.