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Guesses of how many children have sex with tourists vary wildly between the government figure of 1,000 and some social activists' claim of 30,000.
It appears that Western sex tourists visiting Asia are demanding child prostitutes in the mistaken belief that they are more likely to be free of Aids. Studies show that a paedophile is likely to be a middle-aged male professional, such as a doctor, a banker, a teacher or even a clergyman.
They were turning the three boys loose after having subjected them to a month of degradation and sexual abuse. One United States study estimated that more than 250 million copies of videos on child pornography are circulating world-wide, and most were filmed in the Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
In Europe, such behaviour would have brought them stiff prison sentences if caught. One raid, on a home in a Stockholm suburb in July 1992, yielded stacks of letters between paedophiles sharing descriptions of children's bodies and sex organs.
The Haitian girl known Victim No 1 was 12 when she first had sex with a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. The boy, known as Victim No 9, was 15 when his ordeal began.
More than 300 of the allegations involved children, but only a fraction of the alleged perpetrators were jailed.The scale of child prostitution is probably larger in the Philippines and in Thailand, but in Sri Lanka the problem is growing fastest.And, in Sri Lanka, nearly all the victims are boys, aged between six and 14.Sometimes he is married, and often he suffered abuse as a child himself. The number of children he seduces often runs into the hundreds. Sri Lankan children are susceptible because they are naturally friendly and desperately poor.A boy can earn as much fellating a tourist - 200 rupees (pounds 2.25) - as carrying bricks for 12 hours.