BAKAU, 30 October 2008 (IRIN) – Child protection experts say sexual exploitation of children by tourists is on the increase in The Gambia, despite national laws against it.


« More and more children are working in the sex industry with tourists, » said Bakary Badjie, programme officer with the non-profit coalition the Child Protection Alliance (CPA). « Sexual relations between children and tourists are shifting from hotels, deeper into communities, where it is harder to track. »