Italy: 80,000 Paedophile sex tourists now world’s most numerous- Hijab for Kids?


Why not hijab & niqab for female kids, and if yes, from what age? If not, why not?

What other measures to protect them? I know even male kids are abused…

The article gives the picture only about Italy. Keep that in mind.

(AKI) – Over 80,000 Italian sex tourists are travelling the world annually in search of sex with minors – more than any other country, according to a new report.
The typical Italian paedophile sex tourist is under age 30, is not university educated or earning a high-income, is aided by cheap air travel, and loves long-haul trips.

Kenya, the Dominican Republic and Columbia and Cambodia are among the favourite destinations. But previously remote countries like Mongolia are also now hunting-grounds, according to the report, published on Tuesday by Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

The report was published by ECPAT, a network of non-governmental organisations working to prevent all forms of child exploitation in over 70 countries worldwide.

ECPAT said Italian sex tourists are getting younger and are now aged an average 27. It said encrypted websites help them contact each another, share paedo-pornographic images, and make it difficult and costly for Interpol to catch them.

The sex tourists are able to bypass checks put in place to protect vulnerable children, such as a bans on hotels admitting minors not accompanied by a parent or a tutor, and agreements with licensed local taxi drivers to keep tabs on predatory paedophiles, ECPAT said.

“Today, the sex tourist knows how to find unlicensed cab drivers, seedy hotels,and local contacts who help him or her should they run into trouble,” said the president of ECPAT Italy, Marco Scarpati.

ECPAT Italy said it uncovered a tour company claiming to be running fishing holidays in Mongolia which was operating as a front for sex tourism in the country.

The report is based on local research, medical reports and interviews with male and female street children aged 11-18.

Only one in two Italian sex tourists in Kenya is prepared to use a condom. They make up 24 percent of Kenyan adult and child prostitutes’ clients, according to ECPAT.

Many paedophile tourists film their sexual abuse of children, often using a mobile phone, and post the images on the Internet. Some of the children have had as many as 6,000 ‘clients’ annually, according to ECPAT.

Yet, paradoxically, Italy is one of the countries that is committing the most resources to fighting paedophile sex tourism, Scarpati said. “In terms of government financing, we are number one in Europe and the world.”

ECPAT is working together with local partners in several continents to rehabilitate abused children and is training police from Italy and other countries.

It is also carrying out education programmes. “Given that the average age of sex tourists is falling so sharply, education and prevention needs to start at secondary school age,” said Scarpati.

An international conference taking place in Brazil later this year will look at ways to combat the sexual exploitation of children.

The conference is being organised by ECPAT, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and NGOs working in the area of child welfare, and will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 25-28 November.

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=1.0.2005228473

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