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Peruvian parents renting children to pornographers: Report
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Lima, September 21, 2009
First Published: 12:53 IST(21/9/2009)
Last Updated: 12:59 IST(21/9/2009)

Peruvian families are renting their children as young as three to pornographic filmmakers for a 'nuevo sol' (34 cents), a media report said.

"Many families in the interior of country, for example, in the Amazon city of Iquitos, rent out their children for money. In exchange for a nuevo sol or a quarter of a chicken, they order them to prostitute themselves," Accion por los Ninos director Maria Teresa Mosquera told newspaper Peru 21 on Sunday.

The Peruvian Network against Child Pornography complained that its experts have identified foreign bands, which operate in tourist cities like Cuzco and Puno, abusing minors in deprived areas, making pornography and selling it in black market.

Their network operates through chat rooms and children are often killed after making pornographic films, they claimed.

"We have information that they are making the tapes in the Peruvian jungle, in cities like Iquitos, Pucallpa and Madre de Dios," said the network's president Dimitri Senmache.

Peruvian police cited difficulties like prosecution delays and existing privacy protection rules in arresting culprits.


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