Child Sex Tourism
Child Sex Tourism
The topic that I thought was interesting to write about is child sex tourism. Child sex tourism is happening on a daily bases all around the world. It is really sad that young children from all nationalities and all ages are used as sexual pleasures to older men. It is very sad that child sex tourism is very hard to get under control. In an article written by ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and trafficking) stated that wealthy Westerners posing as good people often prepared the child prostitutes before having sexual intercourse with them. Many of these men will spend time with the child’s family assuring them that they are going to try to help them get out of poverty but in reality these men just want to have sexual intercourse with these young children.
I think that this is great that the ECPAT is helping to keep children safe from pedophiles. This article also stated that many countries are lacking laws to prevent child exploitation. So not having the proper laws is not helping children with this matter. It is easier for the sex offenders to abuse children whenever they want to. Many of these pedophiles are having sexual intercourse with these young children without being caught. They also travel to other countries without a problem and engage in child sex tourism and escape without being prosecuted. The ECPAT as well works with the travel and tourism industry to raise awareness about child sex tourism. The ECPAT also helps provides technical guidance, workshops and helps support law makers also helps the law enforcements and other national and international partners. The ECPAT also encourages travelers to report suspicious activity with a child.
Another article that I am going to talk about is named Understand Child Sex Tourism written by The Code.Org. This article talks about commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a term that describes the sexual abuse of a miner in exchange for cash and other compensation given directly to the young child or to the third party (The Code.Org). The young children are treated as a sexual or commercial object to make a profit. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimated that human traffickers generate a profit of 32 billion from buying or selling young children. This article also stated that there are several different forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). CSEC focuses on travel and tourism industry. Child sex tourism is referenced to as the acts perpetrated by those who are traveling or using their status as tourist in order to sexually exploit children (CSEC).
Many pedophiles who seek children are domestic travelers with their own country of residence but sometimes they can also be international tourist. Some international tourist visit other countries just to engage in sexual activity with younger children the CSEC stated that their belief was poverty was not the main cause of commercial sexual exploitation of young children. Even though many exploited children are looking for financial security and also trying to survive on their own there are many more other reasons why children are exploited in resulting children to become a huge profit for these opportunist (CSEC).
Another article that I am going to talk about is titled Virtual Monsters by F.C. Many pedophiles are using the internet to have access to child pornography. Having access to child pornography has happened very quickly using the web cam on the internet. Pedophiles think this is a cheaper way to have access to the poor part of the world. Men also meet young children using video chat rooms this is called “viral trafficking” Men are using video chat rooms to lower the cost of traveling across the world it is much easier to do it at the privacy of their homes. According to the United Nations and America’s FBI some 750,000 potential predators are online at any given moment. The FBI also estimates that there are at least 40,000 internet chat rooms. There has been a number of joint police operations to help crack down on the “cottage industries” this is a web streaming sexual purposes. The Cottage industries is run by the poor families that are looking to earn money to take care of their bills and family. It also stated in the article that the Terres des Hommes (TDH) a Netherlands based NGO working against child exploitation has released a report last November stating that it was very easy to gather information about pedophiles by using a false profile of a ten- year—old girl from the Philippines.
I think many pedophiles are dumb enough to think that they are chatting with a young girl. It is amazing how gullible these older men are. The NGO is working against child exploration. They also had 20,000 advances from 71 different countries over the period of ten weeks by using the ten- year- old girl. In the Philippines the internet is very popular in exploiting young children. Unlike most countries the Philippines justice system allows entrapment which means a practice where by a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit a criminal offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit. Depending on the law in the jurisdiction, the prosecution may be required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant may be entrapped as an affirmative defense (Wikipedia).
Another article that I am going to talk about is named Canadians are Major Customers in Cub’s Child Sex Market by Robert Cribbs. Many Canadians travel to Cuba in vast number to have sexual relations with young children. Many of these exploited children are forced to follow their mother’s foot steps to earn money for the family because they live in poverty. The man that is exploiting these young innocent children ranges from the ages 40 to 60 years old. The men that are these ages are the one who are the sexual predictors in Cuba according to International Experts. Children and adults that live in Cuba are subjected to sex trafficking and also forced labor. When you are the ages of 16 and 18 children that are prostituting are not penalized when living in Cuba. It also stated in the article that the finding of the 2011 RCMP reports says that child sex Organizers including taxi drivers and or hotel staff can be used to help arrange the meeting with the soon to be victims.
The Child Abused Prevention and Treatment Act provides federal funding to states in support of prevention assessment, investigations, prosecutions, and treatment activities and also provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations for demonstration programs and projects ( Wikipedia) . I think that this is a great law that was created in 1974 for the children that are being abused and taking advantage of. I am so glad that there is the proper funding available for these abused young children. This law could help the abused young children to have a brighter future
In conclusion I think it is very sad that grown adult men would want to have sex with young vulnerable children. I also think that if these children have the right resources to turn to they would not need to sell their body some young children sell their bodies because they are hungry or need clothes. It also has to do with the lack of education mostly all of these children are not educated. These young children come from dysfunctional families that do not have the proper education either. If these young children and family members have the proper education and resources to turn to get help I really do not think they would be selling their young child or their bodies for food and money. I think the only reason why they are selling their young children is because they do not want to starve or lack anything that they need. It is really disgusting that grown adult men think that having sexual intercourse with young children because they think that they have less sexually transmitted diseases. It is crazy how men think that way if every man thought that way I would think that every young child would have sexually transmitted diseases. I am glad that the congress passed a law for these young children but I also think that the punishment should be more severe because men are still having sexual intercourse with young children on a daily bases.