Become A Freedom Partner. Sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic is predominantly street-based. Customers can easily purchase girls and teens by working through buscones —young men who work as pimps and often drive taxis or motorbikes.
An American man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to traveling to the Dominican Republic to prey on underage girls. At the time, one girl was 13 and the other was The case highlighted the little-reported subjects of underage sex trafficking and sex tourism in the Dominican Republic, which prosecutes few such cases.
The report is based on interviews with 30 girls and women who became pregnant before turning 18, and dozens of other people including students, LGBT youth, healthcare and social service providers, and experts in the field. Public health data shows Most of these pregnancies are unplanned or unwanted.
The commercial sex trade that brings these couples together throngs the streets, fills the restaurants, keeps occupancy up in beach hotels during a slow season. It is a buyer's market on this impoverished island — where the U. Watch a slideshow from Boca Chica. A woman who asks to be called Julia joined the girls lining the street here as a teenager.
Prostitution in the Dominican Republic is legal, but related activities such as brothel -keeping or pimping are illegal. The Dominican Republic has gained a reputation of being a major destination for international sex tourism  although the activity is mostly concentrated in poor coastal towns especially Las TerrenasCabareteSosuaand Boca Chicawhere women have less economic opportunities than in larger towns and cities of the country. Underage prostitution is a problem, particularly in some urban areas within coastal towns,   but there has been a decrease in child prostitution sincewith the increase in policing and the decrease in corruption.
At age 16, she had an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. Lucely—whose name has been changed to protect her privacy—first had sex when she was At that time, she had very little information about preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Child Abuse and Sexual and Commercial Exploitation. A painful reality behind closed doors. Child abuse: a painful reality behind closed doors.
The ctv news app: Canada's most trusted news. Police in the Dominican Republic say a Canadian man has been barred from leaving the country after attempting to have sex with a seven-year-old girl -- with the consent of her father, who is also detained. Dominican and Montreal reports both say Gaudet has been released from custody and is no longer under arrest, but he is not allowed to leave the country as the investigation in ongoing. The man is a former journalist for Radio-Canada.
The ctv news app: Canada's most trusted news. A Quebec man is barred from leaving the Dominican Republic as police investigate an allegation that he attempted to have sex with a 7-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic with the consent of her father. Gaudet, a former journalist with Radio-Canada, must stay in the Caribbean country while the investigation continues.