Chris Rock Investigated For ‘Child Trafficking’ By South African Police, Child Lived With Family Seven Years On Travel Visa

Chris Rock and ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock are being investigated by an elite police unit in South Africa regarding the removal of a South African child from the country without following “proper legal procedures.” Rock allegedly faces charges similar to “child trafficking” charges, according to one officer, and the case is being taken very seriously. The issue stems from the removal of a child, Ntombi-futhi Samantha, in November, 2008. The Rock family took the child back to the United States with them after getting a signed consent form from the girl’s parents. However, the child entered the United States on a simple travel visa, but remained in the country for the last seven years. Now, South African government officials are looking into the little girl’s legal status, which was brought to light by Chris Rock and Malaak’s divorce.

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Since bringing the child from South Africa in November of 2008, the Rock family has raised her alongside their two biological daughters. The little girl sparked rumors that Chris Rock had a “love child,” but the family quickly shot down the rumors noting that the little girl was “the daughter of a family friend from South Africa who Compton-Rock met through her charity endeavors.” The statement seems to be true, as reporters have tracked down Ntombi’s biological parents in South Africa.

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