The girl is only 16 but her grandmother apparently considered her old enough to provide sexual services to men in exchange for money in the popular resort of Pattaya, which has long been known for its thriving sex industry.
In a case that has highlighted the sexual exploitation of children and young women in Thailand, a 57-year-old woman in Pattaya is standing accused of forcing her grandchild into prostitution so that she could pay off her gambling debt. The woman is facing several charges including human trafficking and aiding prostitution.
The girls 33-year-old mother reported the abuse by contacting a local charity that rescues women from the sex trade. The mother said she had learned from friends and neighbors that her daughter ha…
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