October 24, 2010

Sex tourism thrives on Dominican streets with Haitian girls

Daniela leans on the bar of La Criolla, one of the most popular nightclubs on Avenida Duarte. She arrived here in April after paying a trafficker $70 to get her out of Haiti — nearly four months after a deadly earthquake devastated her homeland. She says she is 18 years old and has sex with tourists for money. But her two Dominican friends scoff, telling reporters that she's no older than 16.

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