In light of the current arrest of David Christie for molestation of Ethiopian children,I think we should give due
attention to this phenomena of international trafficking in children,their sexual abuse by persons working for the
so called children's charities,etc to stop them from causing further sufferings. It is a well known fact that in their
country of origin[Europe and America], anyone who is working with children has to be vetted first.
However,in countries like Ethiopia,no such mechanism exists,leaving the most vulnerable being exposed to
abuse and the abusers getting away with it. We Ethiopians in the diaspora can make a difference as residents
of these western countries by demanding an international oversight,particularly when the staff are from the
A number of Ethiopian professionals have played a behind the scene significant role in the arrest and bringing
to justice of David Christie.This endeavor will continue. For security/confidentiality reason,I am unable to
elaborate on this information.
However,those interested may orientate yourselves by reading readily available information on the internet as to
what 'pedophilia' is and how to raise public awareness to protect children against molestations. In this regard,I
provide one particular website:
Tolossa Gofta Kassane