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Kasur: More Suspects In Custody But Families Still Afraid

The Kasur child abuse case keeps getting larger and larger with seven more defendants being taken into custody. According to Pakistan's Local News Channel Dunya News, at least 24 additional victims have come forward, bringing the total number of victims in Pakistan's largest sexual abuse case ever to more than 300 children.

Despite some families' willingness to come forward and testify in the Kasur case, many other victims are holding back in fear of retaliation for speaking up.

Kasur investigators name more defendants

The Pak Tribune reports that the seven newest suspects are: Abdul Mannan, Khalid, Naseem, Sabir, Umar, Sufiyan, and Rai Basharat. Investigators named them as part of a gang of at least 25 people accused of sexually abusing children. They have recovered more than 400 videos of the abuse. Investigators said they recovered 30 more videos from the seven new suspects.

Officials said they had arrested 12 suspects and were conducting raids to take the rest of the suspects into custody. They also said they were interrogating the suspects who have been arrested so far. The court ruled on Tuesday that authorities may hold the suspects...