Language document

Date

01 Jan 2015

Type of document

Publications

Country

Keyword

Sexual exploitation

Organization

Australian Federal Police

Australian Travelling Child Sex Offenders

Date

01 Jan 2015

Law enforcement, including the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as the international gateway for information on child exploitation matters in Australia, has experienced an unprecedented increase in the incidence of online child exploitation reporting across Australia over the last several years, challenging the operational resources of all respective agencies. Transnational child sexual exploitation is underreported within many overseas jurisdictions. Cultural barriers and poor levels of community awareness, combined with reliance on the income foreign tourists provide, make many countries in Southeast Asia, in particular, vulnerable to online and travelling child sexual exploitation.