Indonesia, The Philippines, India and Nepal have a reputation as emerging child sex tourist hot spots as a result of cheap flights and easy access to internet. However, too often perpetrators walk away without prosecution.
In Cambodia the use of private investigators to stop child sex toursim has been very succesfull in the last few years. Local Terre des Hommes partner APLE (Action Pour Les Enfants) investigates around 150 tips every year. Many of these tips lead to arrests and a few even lead to convictions. Based on the succesfull method of APLE Terre des Hommes also trains private detectives in Indonesia, The Philippines, India and Nepal.