Reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Director Jamie Welham travel to the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean country famed for its pristine beaches and year-round sunshine - but where the UN has identified terrible crimes being committed against teenagers at the hands of sex tourists.
The Dominican Republic is the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean, with six million visitors every year. Many tourists arriving in the capital, Santo Domingo, are looking for sex, as the country’s laws allow individuals to buy or sell sex on the streets and some of them claim that by paying for sex, they are helping out impoverished locals. Although sex under 18 is illegal, about one in four of those selling sex on the street are thought to be children.
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