(International Christian Concern) — Young girls from a majority Christian community in Punjab, Pakistan were discovered to be repeatedly sold off into sex trafficking in China. These girls, who are from extremely poor Christian families, are sold with dreams of marrying some rich businessmen in China, but instead are forced into sex slavery.
In one example, Natasha Masih, was given to a Chinese man by her parents in Pakistan. The man paid her bride price which is a cultural payment for marriage in exchange for pledging to take care of their daughter as she performs her role as his wife.
In China, however, Natasha reported that she was kept in a hotel in a very remote location in China where she was forced to meet with several men.
“I bought you in Pakistan,” she said her husband told her. “You belong to me. You are my property.”