Melinda Tankard Reist is a writer, speaker and co-founder of Collective Shout. She co-edited Big Porn Inc: Exposing the harms of the global porn industry. These are the words of Lucy, aged 15, one of young Australian women and girls who took part in a just-released survey commissioned by Plan Australia and Our Watch.
After the ordeal, the victim was released and told teachers at his school, who contacted the police, Willesden Youth Court heard. Prosecutor Charles Royale said: "A DNA match was taken from the underwear he was wearing that matched both him and the victim. The year-old denied the attack but refused to answer questions in his police interview and refused to give evidence at trial.
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The practitioner is commonly called bacha baz meaning "boy play" in Dari or simply bach. It may include to some extent sexual slavery and child prostitution. During the Afghan Civil War —bacha bazi carried the death penalty under Taliban law.