By Nopporn Wong-Anan. Children at the government boys' home in Rayong province, east of Bangkok, November 23, Once a small fishing village until American servicemen started "relaxing" there early in the Vietnam War, Pattaya is now a "pedophile paradise", where anything goes. TAT says on its Web site www. There has been a steep jump in the number of sex tourists and child prostitutes in Pattaya in recent years, social workers say. Related Coverage.
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No one would connect the boys to the older, white men - and a pair of Chinese somethings - seated under a tree, or to the young man with the mobile phone leaning on a parked motorbike. The boys, aged from 14 to 24, walk in pairs for greater safety, making eye contact with the men, who then communicate their choices to the man with the mobile phone. Once the deal is done, the boys move to a side alley to wait for their clients. If no one passes muster, the men head to one of dozens of bars and karaoke lounges that offer boys for sex. Thailand is a source, transit and destination country for children trafficked for sexual exploitation. Of these, at least 40 percent are under 18, and a significant number are boys, according to rights groups. A significant number are boys, campaigners say.
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Prostitution has been common in Thailand for centuries. During the Ayutthaya Kingdom — , prostitution was legal and taxed,  : 2 and the state ran brothels. Under the act, the definition of "prostitution" is "Sexual intercourse, or any other act, or the commission of any other act in order to gratify the sexual desire of another person in a promiscuous manner in return for money or any other benefit, irrespective of whether the person who accepts the act and the person who commits the act are of the same sex or not. Under the act, persons who solicit sex " Persons associating in a "prostitution establishment" with another person for the purpose of prostitution faces a jail term or a fine or both.
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