According to the NGO End Child Prostitution in Kenya, in 2009 there were up to 50,000 children involved in the sex trade. Most of the customers of child prostitution were Kenyan nationals, as well as tourists from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 2012, child advocates reported that men were paying around $25 (2,000 Kenyan Shillings) to have sex with girls as young as 12.
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Source: Naomi Conrad, “Fighting to save Kenya’s child prostitutes,” Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2012.
In 2009, there were 29 arrests, indictments, or convictions of United States citizens who were involved or participating in child sex tourism.
Source: Tasnim Shamma,”Sex Trafficking In The U.S.”, NPR, sidebar within “Gangs Enter New Territory With Sex Trafficking,” November 14, 2011.
Up to 150 children enter the prostitution industry in Malaysia each year, according to children rights advocates.
Customers pay up to $100 to have sex with a child in the country, double the price for sex with an adult prostitute.
Source: Mahi Ramakrishnan, “Malaysia haven for child prostitution,” Press TV, February 18, 2011.
Despite its reputation as a haven for international pedophiles, between 49 to 70 percent of prostitution customers in Cambodia are local residents.
The study also found that 43 out of 44 former child prostitutes reported that their regular clients were Cambodian men.
Source: AFP, “Locals fuelling child prostitution,” Straight Times, October 6, 2010.
A human trafficking report by UNESCO stated that there are an estimated 30,000 child prostitutes in South Africa.
Source: “Human Trafficking in South Africa: Root Causes and Recommendations,” United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,Policy Paper Series, No. 14.5, 2007, page 11.
The child prostitution industry in Brazil is filled with 250,000 children, according to UNICEF.
Source: Chris Rogers, “Brazil’s sex tourism boom,” BBC News, July 30, 2010.
In 2009, police in Thailand charged 2,888 people for having sex with children who were under the age of 15.
Source: Dan Rivers, “Thailand fights to stem tide of child sex tourists,” CNN, July 5, 2010.
Swedish citizens travel abroad to have sex with children around 4,000 to 5,000 times a year.
Source: US Department of State, “Country Narratives: Sweden,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.
According to the US State Department 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report, men in Cambodia pay up to $4,000 to have sex with virgins.
Source: US Department of State, “Country Narative: Cambodia,” Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, June 2010.