Ads warn American child-sex tourists - AP, October 12, 2004
[A decade of pressure on Southeast Asian nations has resulted
in this kind of solution. It has been shown that local
law enforcement is not going to be a dependable partner
in stopping pedophiles, so prosecutions have to be done
in a tourist's home country. Australia has already has
some success with this tact.]
...A huge billboard that looms over traffic in the
Cambodian capital Phnom Penh warns in English: "Abuse
a child in this country, go to jail in yours."
The State Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
and the group World Vision are behind the roadside,
television, print and Internet ads in the United States
and the prime sex-tourism destinations Cambodia, Costa
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