A third of child marriages take place in India say UNICEF. Girls as young as under ten are married to men old enough to be their fathers or grandfathers. Nepal and Pakistan are part of this horrific scenario where wee girls are sexually abused by men so much older than themselves.
Be it through religion, culture or ignorance I abhor the abuse of children and in particular female children. Genital mutilation in females is horrifying yet can't be controlled for reasons we could, but don't want to address; Jews continue to mutilate their male babies and even celebrate the event and various cultures encourage the rape of young girls by 'marrying' their tiny daughters off to men for money.
Six staff in a UK nursery warned their superiors about an employee who they suspected was abusing wee ones. He was given a written warning and went on to rape a toddler, filming his disgusting actions on his mobile phone. He was given a 15 year sentence.
Yet this is one of the most sickening videos I've viewed involving children. It's my understanding it has been withdrawn from Youtube and the blogger Max Farquar managed to copy it beforehand. For some reason I can't access Max's blog so the link goes to another blogger who has also published it.
Whether it's to do with religion or culture doesn't matter to me. Young children shouldn't be raised anywhere in the world by sadists and the individual in the video is a sadist. One appalling point in this film is that someone actually recorded it without making any protest and - if you can bear to watch to the end - other adults are seen to be present in the room.
We are a country who supposedly provides aid to those in need in foreign lands. In the years since we've been providing billions in aid to these countries I've seen little change. It's all very well for celebrities to appear on television once a year at Comic Relief and pose grinning in front of a well declaring a tiny community now has water - I've never been impressed by such broadcasts. With the billions we've provided to less developed countries than ourselves I thought by now every person should have had clean drinking water and at least been provided with a basic understanding of sanitation.
But it's not so. Little has changed and child abusers continue to ply their evil trade, both here and abroad. Our politicians throw money away - calling it aid - but cannot account for the investments.
We all contribute, via our taxes, to Interpol. Surely there is enough evidence from this video to arrest the perpetrators of this detestable child cruelty.