Sep 17, 2009
by April Hedrick

Sex Tourism

It’s pretty much what it sounds like. Men come from all over the world to spend their vacations frequenting places where they can buy sex, oftentimes with children. Popular destinations include Costa Rica and other Latin American countries. East Asia is also a hot spot with Bangkok, Thailand earning the reputation of being the place to go.

Who are these guys? They are two of the 500,000 annual foreign tourists visiting Thailand for sex tourism. They are undoubtably from the US, Europe or
Australia since most of the tourists are from wealthy nations.

The PROTECT Act makes it illegal for an American to sexually abuse a minor in another country. Perpetrators can receive up to 30 years in jail.

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