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CHILDREN SEXUAL EXPLOITATION


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sexual exploitation

Most of the children exploited in the sex trade are between the ages of 13 and 18, although there is evidence of children younger than 5 being sexually exploited as well…

The ‘sex tourism’ industry has been documented in the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Asia is the worst affected area for child prostitution:
  • 1 million children are sexually exploited;


  • in India, about 30,000 children are in the sex trade;


  • in Vietnam, about 30% of the 185,000 prostitutes are under the age of 16.
In Latin America...
  • about 25,400 children are engaged in prostitution in the Dominican Republic, and 3,000 children were sexually exploited in Colombia's capital, Bogota, alone
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