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Deep in the Ratanakiri region there is a tribe called Kreung. The Kreung people get up with the sun every day and work in their crops harvesting rice and vegetables off in the jungle. Electricity and running water are not common. While in most other areas in Cambodia it is traditionally frowned upon for women to smoke or drink, the Kreung girls take part just like the boys. They live simple lives surrounding simple survival traditions: food, shelter, love and sex. However, when it comes to the sexual empowerment of young women, they have manifested a tradition a big portion of America would not approve of: love huts.
It is a hot afternoon in the dirty little street, so hot that even the puddles left by a monsoon a few hours earlier have already evaporated. In the shade beneath the awning of a bar, men lounge on plastic chairs, sipping beer and talking. Their features and white skins mark them out as foreigners among the bustling brown bodies. Its sole distinguishing feature is that it is lined with brothels full of underage girls. It is a place where paedophiles from all over the world go to indulge themselves. After satiating themselves, they sit back and have a Tiger beer, a Coke, or a plate of spaghetti at one of the bars on the other side of the street. Among the American, Canadian, Australian and Japanese accents, there are voices with more familiar cadences: British paedophiles are well represented in the ranks of those who use the shanty whorehouses. After a police crackdown on child prostitution in Thailand during the last two years, Cambodia has become a favoured destination for paedophiles, and websites now give directions to Svay Pak. Although under the Sex Offenders Act, Britons can be prosecuted in this country for sex crimes committed abroad only a handful of people have been charged. Last year, Mark Towner, from Kent, was convicted at Maidstone Crown Court of abusing children when his wife found images on his computer, taken during a trip to Cambodia, of him having sex with young girls.