Our Afghan Ally: “Try doing that day in, day out,” said Major Steuber, “working with child molesters”

“But there are issues Major Steuber said need to be tackled head on – including the sexual abuse of young boys by local police commanders. On every police base I visited in Sangin, there were young boys, some were armed and some looked like servants. They are known as “chai boys”.

Major Steuber says they are often sexually abused.

The problem is widespread. While I was in Sangin, four boys were shot while trying to escape police commanders, three of them fatally. None of the commanders responsible were arrested.

“Try doing that day in, day out,” said Major Steuber, “working with child molesters, working with people who are robbing people, murdering them. It wears on you after a while.”

h/t zd

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