Five Years After. The overview gathers existing publicly available information on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism SECTTonline child sexual exploitation OCSEtrafficking of children for sexual purposes, sexual exploitation of children through prostitution, child early and forced marriage CEFM and identifies gaps, research needs, and recommendations.
Ministry officials believed that commercial sexual exploitation of children occurred, including in tourist areas in Panama City and in beach communities, although they did not keep separate statistics. The Committee also remains concerned about the lack of data to determine the real dimension of the problem prostirution child abuse and sexual exploitation and about the insufficient measures to prevent and prostitution in panama trafficking of children.
It remains concerned that sexual exploitation and abuse continue to be serious problems and that the victims of sexual exploitation do not have access to appropriate recovery and assistance services. For two and ib months, Panama and Brazil worked together with prostitution in panama in El Salvador, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, and other foreign countries to capture and imprison the individuals responsible for this child pornography ring as part of Operation Luz de la Infancia.
In September, seven Panamanians ;anama detained for their connections to an international child pornography ring based in Brazil. Notably, two of those cases involved the rescue of two indigenous minors from forced labor situations. Officials from the Ministry for Public Security continued to prosecute cases of sexual abuse of children, including within indigenous communities.