Is this what passes as 'investigative report' nowadays? Bah!
to many readers sun newspapers are tabloid quality, known mostly for their pages and pages of ads and the daily "Sunshine Girl". many articles are shorter than the summaries on the DR1 newspage, so for an article of this length to be printed is quite unusual.
Part 2 in today's paper continues story. lord knows how this can be spun out for 7 days.
That is "how-to-guide" on promoting sex tourism in the Dominican Republic.
Originally Posted by mobrouser
I wrote to them. Let's see if they reply.
Part 2 was a little creepy, how procure little girls in DR.
Originally Posted by Robert
I must have missed the part where he was able to procure an underage girl. He said he was told by people that they could get him underage girls, but nobody ever came through. The girls at the place he went to were 18+, according to them...
Well, how cool is that! Now we will have a new influx of tourists from Canada.
Somebody should smack that 'journalist' with a clue-by-four.
This guy goes into detail about how he solicited an underage prostitute and attempted to "groom" a minor (legal term that describes being friendly with an underage person for the purpose of making them ameanable to later advances) and contributed to the dilinquency etc. I'm no lawyer, and I don't know about Canadians, but an American could most likely go to jail for that alone, regardless of the facts that it was reportedly done for the purpose of investigation (since he is not a law enforcement officer) or the fact that it happened on foreign soil.
To top it off, not only is he encouraging the locals he encountered, but most likely recruiting a fresh wave of pervs who will no doubt be making newbie posts later this week asking for directions to the beaches with the 15 year olds for 100 bucks.
I say we report him to the RCMP or something. If they won't do anything about it, we hire a Dominican family to claim it was their daughter, she was underage, and they did alot more than just hang out. Maybe he will decide he's better off researching Canadian prostitutes.
Let me see:
All of the girls mentioned in the article say that they are over 18. He has no proof either way.
That dude in the picture can't be 17. He could be, but what does he have to do with anything anyways.
When the guy says "15 to 120" the 'journalist' thinks 120 is an exaggeration, but 15 isn't.
So far no word from anybody else. No official comments, no experts.
15-year olds are not children. A common mistake is to equate under-age sex (or statutory rape legally speaking) with child molestation. It isn't the same, which doesn't make the former any more legal, or acceptable, but they are nowhere near the same league.
Yes but he specifically asked for a 15 year old, that's soliciting whether he got one or not. And if I skimmed his article correctly, later offered to take the underage girl out for a beer. Whoever he ended up with claimed to be 18, or so he says, but does he have copies of their ID on file? I doubt it.
Originally Posted by Pib
Just read it again more carefully, this man exposed himself to a girl he claimed appeared underaged and gave money to several such young girls to encourage them to hang out with him and his companion in places where alcoholic beverages are consumed.
Last edited by MrMike; 09-13-2004 at 12:56 PM.
Fishing for attention
This "journalist" is just fishing for attention. The greater the scandal, the more people would by the paper - that's his true agenda.
All this child molestation, ... prostitution, etc. currently is the big topic everywhere. It serves as a cause for trying to censor the Internet and helps to sell books or newspapers. Sad world ...
And just to add this: true child molestation takes place within the family of the child. It's not some stranger, but somebody the child trusts. But on the other hand I'm by far not an expect on this topic although I have read a lot of articles about it that seem serious to me.