RECOMMENDATION 49

Part: 
Three
Chapter: 
3

State legislatures should amend, if necessary, laws to make the acts of child selling or child purchasing, for the production of sexually explicit visual depictions, a felony.

Participants in international and local child sex tours provide children for pornography and prostitution.[598] Some of these sex rings use child members to recruit new members[599] and involve adults using many different children.[600] Children are purchased or exchanged in the same way the resulting pornography is sold or traded.[601]

Children have been purchased from Mexico and the Dominican Republic.[602] Yakusa, an organized crime entity in Japan, is actively involved in the trading of children.[603] When these children are brought into this country they may be traded further, used in child pornography or tortured for sexual pleasure.[604] For example, a teacher in Los Angeles imported young boys from Guatemala and El Salvador for sexual activity.[605]

Notes

  1. Miami Hearing, Vol. I. Kenneth Hermann, p. 119.
  2. Id.
  3. Id.
  4. Id.
  5. Id. pp. 124-25.
  6. Id. p. 131.
  7. Id. p. 121.
  8. Id. p. 132.