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Hell on Earth The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

More and more children in Ghana work as prostitutes. Melphia, 13, is one of them. She lives in a slum and at night, she has sex with businessmen, police officers and, increasingly, tourists.
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Melphia (left) sitting on the steps of Martin Opoku Sekyere's office.

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Martin Opoku Sekyere in his office in Kumasi

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Waiting for customers on the streets of Kumasi.

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The so-called "BB River" in the slum where Melphia lives.

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The shack that Melphia shares with four other girls.

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