Saturday, January 15, 2011


A short video on sex-trafficking in Cambodia. They name illiteracy, poverty, disregard for women to be the reasons for such high levels of sex-trafficking.
"If they’re lucky they’re only raped a few hundred times. Mostly it’s thousands of times," the ex-cop said of the condition in which he finds victims, mostly from Vietnam, who are traded for sex in Cambodia. (

In Cambodia, 90 percent of prostitutes are sold into the sex industry by their parents. (

"Today in the world you can purchase a human being for less than $100. In Cambodia, where we do most of our work, you can purchase an 8 year-old girl for about $300." After a girl is bought, she is forced into a brothel, where she services clients all day long. When a brothel owner is able to recoup their costs usually within two days, there is no incentive for that person to take care of that "capital investment" anymore, according to Livermore. (

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