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Justice Minister: Dominican Republic is no longer a sex tourism destination

Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Francisco Dominguez on Thursday said efforts are being made to keep the Dominican Republic from continue being a sex tourism destination and prevent citizens from becoming victims of that crime, especially in the country’s resort districts.

Speaking at the opening of the First International Conference on Combating Online Child Pornography at Justice Ministry headquarters, Dominguez said the country has the software and equipment necessary to fight that crime more effectively.

He said prosecutors work hard in those cases, with special attention to Puerto Plata and Bavaro, Punta Cana. “In Puerto Plata we can say that this practice has been almost eradicated, and in Bavaro we work to dismantle the so-called little bunnies. We have coordinated actions with South America and have really done a great job.”

He said for the first time the Dominican Republic is recognized as one of the most effective countries in the fight against human trafficking, with more convictions in such cases and the dismantling of those structures.

“We have the need to fight this illegal activity through the social networks, so this conference is to complete the work we are doing,” Dominguez said, adding that child pornography is more serious in other developed countries.

Source: DT

May 7, 2016

Category: DR News |

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