Sacha Baron Cohen: While filming, we chanced upon possible pedophile ring

The comedian, known for his outlandish characters, pretended to be interested in procuring young boys during the shooting.

Sacha Baron Cohen. (photo credit: REUTERS)
Sacha Baron Cohen.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
While shooting 'Who Is America' British-Jewish comedian, actor, and director Sacha Baron Cohen chanced upon a possible pedophile ring, Cohen said on Wednesday as reported by the Daily Wire


 
Having invented a character called Gio, which is as extreme as his other famous characters such as Borat and Bruno, Cohen pretended that, as Gio, he had relations with an eight year old boy and asked if the person with whom he is speaking with might be able to silence the boy. The conversation was done in Las Vegas and the person involved was working as a concierge. 
The man declined to have the boy killed, saying "I'm really sorry, in this country, we can't just drown the boy. This is America we don't do that." However he did offer to arrange a contact who'll introduce Gio to more boys. 
Cohen said that he and the filming crew handed over the materials shot to the FBI, which decided not to follow through with a full inquiry.