Sex Tourists Now Come To Canada To Abuse Kids

Ernie Allen, president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on, June 25, 2008. (Photo: Lawrence Jackson/AP via Canadian Press)

Ernie Allen, president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on, June 25, 2008. (Photo: Lawrence Jackson/AP via Canadian Press)

MONTREAL — More children than ever are being exploited in the travel and tourism sector in Canada and around the world, according to a new report released Thursday.

The two-year study, produced by the non-governmental organization ECPAT International, found that child-sex tourism has increased drastically and changed in nature in the last 20 years despite strong global efforts to combat the problem.

The main reason is the "phenomenal'' increase in global travel, which has created more opportunities for abuse, says a member of the task force that oversaw the report.

"These are opportunities that are being created for travellers to engage in these kinds of activites, and an alarming number of people are making the decision to opt to engage in them,'' Ernie Allen said in an interview.

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