Corrupt officials facilitate cross-border trafficking, thwart progress on investigations and prosecutions, and in some cases profit directly from establishments suspected of trafficking. The horrific undercover videos obtained by "Nightline" were filmed on the same streets where the Brewsters now live.
They brought Sokha to their long running aftercare center, where victims of child sex trafficking come to heal.
The girls are then taken to brothels where they are drugged, threatened and raped.
Some police reportedly solicit commercial sex with children. Law enforcement often did not keep victims and perpetrators separated during interviews. She works as a nail technician and a baker, attends church, and lives with an American family.
One little girl did not look older than 5 or 6, with her head hung down, and she repeated the words yum-yum like a mantra. It aimed to create a peace agreement among warring factions and reconstruct the Cambodian government Widyono Indeed I looked into the face of evil when I witnessed grown men selling vulnerable children to pedophiles and rapists.
The reign of the Khmer Rouge ended with the Vietnamese invasion and subsequent occupation of the country for more than a decade.
The MFA did not promulgate or implement standard operating procedures for the identification and referral of Cambodian victims abroad, leaving many Cambodians without the assistance necessary to repatriate legally and safely.
She is currently working to implement reintegration support services for youth leaving care in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap as a means of trafficking prevention. It also addresses in a brief outline the implications for international social work practice.