Child Sexual Explotation, Medellin Colombia

Posted on October 23, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues reported that…..Police investigators revealed to TIME the existence of a ‘cartel of hotels’ and allow residences where children provide sexual services. Only in the center there are at least 20.

“The owners of these places require minors to have sex with them in exchange for being allowed to work there. For one piece, as it is called, charge between 8 and 15 thousand dollars, “they say.

The ‘Living’ also take their cut. Unlike extortion charge them formal and informal traders, children must also pay for their safety, but with sex, as well as for permission to work in the streets. “If they do not move them,” he adds. According to a report by the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion in Medellin 261 girls are sexually exploited, of these 139 are between 11 and 15 years, 114 between 16 and 17. But most worrying is the 4 cases with between 6 and 10 years, who qualify as aberrant. Read Article

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