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Barbados fears child sex tourism rise

Global News Briefs 11 Oct, 2019 Follow News

Barbados fears child sex tourism rise

Barbados is in danger of becoming a magnet for sex tourism in the Caribbean for paedophiles, an industry official has warned.

Charlie Spice, the head of the Adult Industry Association has also warned the Mia Mottley administration that Barbados is becoming infamous as the country with the highest rate of underage sex in schools.

He also revealed that child prostitution and sex trafficking is growing exponentially across the country.

Spice noted that in recent years, countless numbers of videos have been circulating via WhatsApp and other social media platforms, depicting school girls in Barbados performing sex acts.

“What is even more alarming is that some of these kids are having sex in their school uniforms, which is highly disgraceful and disrespectful to their schools, their teachers and their parents,” he said.

Spice said that he knows more than most people about the level of sexual activities among children and other young people because they confide in him as head of the adult industry thinking he would condone their behaviour.

“It really upsets me what is going on in this country. So many of these videos are coming to me.

“I delete them right away because I more so than anyone else know it is illegal to store child pornography and it is also illegal to transmit it to other people.”

Spice declared he is tired of school teachers and parents ignoring it because it is not their child or student in the video.

“Or perhaps it is just one kid from a school and the headmaster or headmistress will deal with that as an isolated case not realizing the gravitas of the situation,” he said.

School bus drivers are notorious for being involved in sexual activity with teenage school girls which has been reported repeatedly in the Barbados media.

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