Friday, March 23, 2007
Former child prostitute now saves others

Somaly Mam, a former child prostitute, provides refuge for others caught in Cambodia's sex industry.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Sometimes this job makes you mad; sometimes it makes you happy. You have good days, hard days, hot days, hectic days. But however stressful, tiring or elating assignments get, there is one thing that keeps me coming back for more: the people we meet.

One of those people is Somaly Mam. She is humbling, courageous and exudes an inner-strength and warmth that is contagious. Somaly was forced into prostitution when she was just 12, and endured horrific ordeals at the hands of the sex tourists and home-grown brothel clients, even seeing her best friend shot dead in front of her.

Finally, she escaped. But she couldn't forget the children she'd seen held as sex slaves. She decided to set up her own charity to rescue them, and so far more than 150 have been brought out of the darkness into her refuge.

One in particular has touched her heart: 6-year-old Srey. Srey was sold by her mother to a brothel on the border with Thailand. After a police raid, Somaly took care of little Srey, who came to her timid, quiet and damaged. She is very ill: HIV positive, suffering from tuberculosis and pneumonia. Somaly says Srey talks of being raped in the past.

I look into Srey's little face and try to imagine the horror those large, brown eyes have seen. We have concerns about filming her. But Somaly and I are reassured: we filmed with Srey a couple of months ago, as sensitively and gently as we could, and it went well.

Our report generated a huge response last time and it's encouraging to see Srey has gained a little weight and seems much healthier than before. (Read Dan Rivers' story about Srey and the horrors she endured)

We've come back to find out how she's doing, to find out more about her story and to highlight this awful issue for Anderson Cooper, who has been anchoring his "360" program from Southeast Asia this week.

We play with Srey and the other children, and when we feel Srey is relaxed, we gradually introduce the camera. Somaly reads a story and Srey seems oblivious to my cameraman and sound recordist. Somaly knows Srey is a potent symbol. It's difficult to imagine a more innocent, vulnerable victim of Cambodia's sex trade.

We're careful never to show Srey's face. She speaks only Khmer and is unaware of what we talking about. I still feel uneasy, but Somaly is adamant that the world must know about children like Srey.

It's estimated by the charities that work in Cambodia that perhaps 30 percent of people working in the sex trade are children. The Cambodia women's affairs ministry puts the figure at 40 percent. With a sex industry comprised of 80,000 to 100,000 people, that means that perhaps between 24,000 and 40,000 people under 16 years of age are having their childhood stolen in the most horrendous ways. And that's just in Cambodia. Child prostitution is a problem all over the world.

We finish and give high fives to Srey, who then comes to the door to wave goodbye. She's heading back to the refuge now, as the sun smears the Cambodian sky butter yellow. As we drive back to our hotel, we pass the red-light district where the first girls are beginning to appear for another night on the streets. I wonder how many other young children like Srey are being offered for sale tonight and how long Srey will survive before the onslaught of AIDs will claim that fragile little child.

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Posted By Dan Rivers, CNN International Correspondent: 6:36 PM ET
You've just made a grown man cry. How sad and terrible. Shame.
Posted By Anonymous Mark in Sacramento, CA : 7:04 PM ET
If only for a moment, one person could view the world through another's eyes, that would be a pivotal moment in life. To understand how they feel, and why they feel, would enable everyone to accept that each and every one of us is different and we've all got different thoughts and feelings on everything. There would be no more hatred, but love and compassion for our fellow human beings, no matter what our differing beliefs. No more war, no more death and destruction, just peace. Wouldn't that be nice? Empathy for a another person! This woman has it- it would be incredible if we could all feel it too.
Posted By Anonymous Sharla Jones, Stratford, NJ : 7:23 PM ET
I really don't know what to say but while I'm reading your story I don't know if this is the right term I got goose bumps and I shed a tear.

regards to all staff and crew of AC360 and to Mr. Anderson Cooper. thank you! and please continue the good deeds!
Posted By Anonymous Jemillex Bacerdo Chicago, IL. : 7:25 PM ET
God Bless her for her work with these children.
Posted By Anonymous Sandy, Las Vegas, NV : 7:41 PM ET
Hey Dan,

You did good work on the interview,very respectful of little Srey. I saw it last night and it was unberable as everytime I see stories where children are being treated with such hatred.
Until the laws are made tougher for the scumbags who are doing the selling and the sexual predators that are buying and abusing those angels,we won't see the end of it.And educating people also.
At least,there are wonderful human beings like Somaly to help a few of them. Unconditionnal love doesn't come only from parents,and that is a reassuring thing to see.
I don't believe in heaven and hell and all that crap but when I see the abominations done to children & women,I believe in good and evil. People with no souls and hearts exist. But angels are also walking this earth,thankfully.

Joanne R.
Laval Quebec
Posted By Anonymous Joanne R.Laval Quebec : 7:42 PM ET
I don't understand. Why so many children without parental supervision? Would it be better to give these people birth control than have child prostitution? Where does the lack of personal responsibility begin? What has brought them to this epidemic point? Is it bad decisions, ignorance, lack of education or genetic conditioning to keep having children you can't care for?
Posted By Anonymous xtina - chicago IL : 8:01 PM ET
Thank you for highlighting one of the most horrifying problems that exists in Southeast Asia today. There are a lot of us in the US trying to do some good in Cambodia, building schools, running orphanages, etc, and it's nice to have an uplifting story highlighted once in a while! Best of luck to Srey!
Posted By Anonymous Kathleen Kozak, Honolulu, Hawaii : 8:03 PM ET
It's been nice this week to hear about how the negatives of the world are being turned into positives. No, the whole world hasn't changed, but for a few things are a lot better than they were. I will always believe that humankind is intrinsically good, and stories such as this one have proved it to me again. It's also great to know there are ways we can help make a difference from here. You all deserve a bit of "fawining" for what you've done on this trip. Awesome job...
Posted By Anonymous TA Cheramie, Berwick, LA : 8:04 PM ET
It's unfortunate that children are forced into this sort of thing, and the sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) are at a higher risk. Like I said before [when a similar story was run in Tijuana a while ago], those who force children into prostitution should rot in prison for all eternity. Children are innocent and shouldn't have their childhoods ruined in this manner.
Posted By Anonymous Jared, Boston, MA : 8:07 PM ET
Hi Dan;
You've painted a vivid, almost unbearable picture of what this little girl has experienced in the short 6 years she's been alive. What a horrible God-awful life these young women and children have had to endure at the hands of animals, and all in the name of money. It's no wonder that child hardly reacted to the cameraman, I'm sure she's had to numb her mind to even exist. Poor little children. It's almost unimaginable! Thank God for a woman like Somaly and thank you for posting the many charities that are trying to wipe these atrocities off of the face of this earth.
Posted By Anonymous Bev Ontario Canada : 8:29 PM ET
Somaly Mam is truly an unbelievably couragrous and strong woman. To have suffered through such a terrible horror and survive is amazing. I admire how she has found a way to reach out to other victims and rescue them from the fate that she had to overcome.

It saddens me to know that some people only take action after they have experienced something so traumatic.

More people should venture to assist in the people suffering these inhumane crisis. Action should be taken!
Thank you for such a powerful story!
Posted By Anonymous Anna Bui, Sacramento, CA : 8:34 PM ET
What a strong, beautiful woman Somaly Mam is.

Thank you for telling us her story. It is absolutely heartbreaking and horrible that this continues to happen.
Posted By Anonymous Missy, Fairfield, Connecticut : 8:35 PM ET
Your blog is sobering. It is hard to believe that a six year old could be a sex slave. I mean, that there could even be a demand for sex with a six year old. What kind of a person pays to have sex with a six year old child?
Somaly Mam is a saint in my eyes. She turned her horrificly evil experience into a Godly devotion to help others forced into prostitution. She is a wonderful lady.
Thanks 360 for bringing us this story and website links so we can assist. Nothing should ever take away from the joy and innocence of a child.
"I hold in my arms a puppy, so what else matters?" ~unknown child
Posted By Anonymous Betty Ann, Nacogdoches TX : 8:37 PM ET
I have visited Cambodia and found the local people some of the friendliest in the world. Even after horrific events such as colonialism, warfare (including brutal American bombardment),and genocide. Thankyou Anderson, I think that some of these children will be saved from homegrown pimps and foreign predators because of you and the wonderful Srey. This is important news, not which spoiled pop princess shaved her head.
Posted By Anonymous JM LeDoux, Oswego, NY : 8:39 PM ET
I hope everyone takes a moment to think about who those "sex tourists" really are and why little girls are forced into prostitution. Sex tourists = business men (yes Americans too), government employees, military and others. No not just the obvious perverts, but also seemingly perfect husbands, fathers, "upstanding" successful men. If you're thinking "Not my man!" Guess again, so do most women who later have their worlds shattered when the truth is revealed. Yes guys, don't be delusional; most of you eventually get caught!

Why does it happen? It all starts with porn and the over-sexualized girls and women on TV and movies. Bombard a 12 year old boy with this filth (so many Americans are immune to it) and you set up the boy to become a future sex addict. Again, not your obvious pervert, but rather the husband and father with a stash of porn he masturbates to. When that no longer fills the void, he goes for the online porn and the TV pay porn at hotels. What is hubby doing after he tells you he loves you and hangs up the phone? When that doesn't work anymore, he is hiring "escorts" (aka prostitutes) when he is on business trips or maybe the free ones (bar whores, business associates, etc). But then what happens when he gets the overseas business trip? You read the article right? Honey don't kid yourself, the husbands who seem least likely (larger than life, too good to be true) are often the ones. Sure, he might not buy a child prostitute to start, but he forgets that the twenty something prostitute probably was forced into it as a child. And inside she is still a child who is being raped by the All-American _______ (fill in the blank, dad, husband, business man, soldier).

Want to know more, read the book Terrify No More and read up on sexual addiction. Think porn and the "soft" stuff doesn't hurt? Think again! Want to help? Then start by protecting your kids from TV, online, magazine and movie filth and talking to them. Surely, no parent sets out to raise a "sex tourist". If you are a man who has done any of this junk, get help... therapy, groups and books on sexual addiction. Your hiring the twenty year old Russian prostitute or the "college girl" escort is the same filth that causes little girls to be sold and used as prostitutes. You may not have bought the little six year old girl, but you are just as guilty for her having HIV as the "sex tourist" who gave it to her.
Posted By Anonymous Lori, Houston, TX : 8:51 PM ET
This report should be mandatory viewing for all Cambodians so that they can see what they are doing to their children - it should also be broadcast on all flights that transport the sexual deviants who travel to Cambodia to pray on these children.

Somaly Mann is an extraordinary example of what one woman can accomplish.
Posted By Anonymous Suki, Miami FL : 9:04 PM ET
Hi Dan,

You did an excellent job in bringing little Srey's story to my livingroom and the statistical figures. It brings tears to my eyes.
Posted By Anonymous Ratna, New York, NY : 9:19 PM ET
Somaly is doing a courageous and wonderful service for these poor children. Little Srey's story breaks my heart. That was not sex. That was rape with a death sentence. There needs to be much stiffer penalties imposed on these people who prey on these innocent children. How can people be so cruel? Thanks for the story. I wish Somaly continued success in freeing these children.
Posted By Anonymous Kathy Chicago,Il : 9:35 PM ET
I just want to say i take my hat off to Somaly. In this life heroes are made and not born. In my opinion she is defintely a hero of uncommon valor.I hope srey makes it. god willing we find a cure for this intolerable disease.
Posted By Anonymous june,brooklyn,ny : 9:44 PM ET
Hey Dan -
Thank God for people like Somaly Mam. She must be an exceptional woman to overcome the horror of what she herself went through in order to help children like Srey. Many of us would want to just run away from there and not be reminded of our ordeal. Bless her for staying and helping others.

Please keep following this story and let us know how Srey and the other children are doing.
Posted By Anonymous Christina, Windber, PA : 10:05 PM ET
Why just focus on the child prostitutes? Many of the older girls were sold as children. You have not even touched on their plight. You have also left out the role of the UN Peacekeepers: the presence of 100,000 in the 1990's caused a huge surge in massage parlours, brothels, and prostitution. Please also mention the role of the US military in promoting the sex industry in southeast Asia: American servicemen regularly dock in Thailand and buy enslaved girls for 'recreation.' In fact the American presence there during the Vietnam era caused a massive boom in sexual slavery: number of prostitutes rose from 20,000 to 400,000 due to military demand. Subsequently, the girls were channeled into a huge sex industy that we helped start: 25% of the Thai economy is based on the rape of girls' bodies. Our soldiers are among the rapists. Please also cover 'bauking': this involves young Cambodian men, usually college students, buying and gang raping a prostitute. Up to a dozen men may hold a girl captive and rape her over and over while she screams and cries. The girl may be raped 30 or 40 times in one night.
Posted By Anonymous Suki Falconberg, Las Vegas, NV : 10:29 PM ET
Hi Dan,
Excellent work you've done bringing this story to our attention. I thank heavens, that there are people like Somaly Mam. Without unsung heroes, who devote their lives to helping others, this world would indeed be a very dark place. Thanks to all of them. Take Care
Posted By Anonymous Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 10:39 PM ET
Dan ,

The degenerats responsilbe for the crime of rape/molestation of a child run rampant, often repeat offenders not just in Cambodia , but here in America as well. Often we hear these crimes escalate into the murder of innocent children, If society is not outraged to the point of forcing our law makers and law enforcment to impose stiffer penalties , and rightly so impose the death penalty in the most deserving and horrific of crimes, how can you measure any level of justice? or expect any change. Reporting these stories must take a toll on you. The women who took this child (Srey) in is a HERO.

Posted By Anonymous Mariza Munoz, San Jose.Ca : 11:03 PM ET

Your current reports in Thailand and Cambodia are fantastic! Thank you for focusing on the issues of child trafficking and prostitution.

"The Thailand Project" at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP) has formed a partnership with a rescue school in Mae Sai, Thailand and is currently providing a college education to young women rescued from the sex trade who will become the next generation of educated warriors within their home countries.

As we can see through the story of Somaly Mam...change can be made.
Posted By Anonymous Joseph Quinnell - Stevens Point, WI : 11:05 PM ET
I don't think you should call her a "child prostitute". It is not like she engaged in it by her own will. If somebody rapes a girl and then pays the man who's holding her captive, then that girl is no prostitute. "Child sex victim" would be more appropriate.
Posted By Anonymous Iris, NY : 11:21 PM ET
Hi Dan, The stories you report need to be told even if we don't want to see/hear them. I have so much respect for you reporters/journalists and the work you do. Quite often, because of you and your reporting, help comes to those who are abused. You really do make a difference. I would not have the courage to go to the places you go or do the work you do. Take care.
Posted By Anonymous Judy Stage Brooklyn Michigan : 11:26 PM ET
I'm truly speechless. I can't help but think, as I sit here and watch the NCAA tournament, how many billions of dollars are spent on professional athletics every year. I've never seen on TV or live an athlete that has skills worth the millions of dollars in the contacts they sign. If this money were applied to causes like this one, the world would be a better place for everyone... and especially for this children.
Posted By Anonymous David, Montgomery AL : 1:05 AM ET
My heart is aching with unimaginable pain to hear, see, and witness the suffering these children endure daily the crimes perpetrated against them and their innocence. As a human and a Cambodian, the pain only multiplies even more that my people have to suffer this horrible crime, which the government is truly complicate in it.
It is utterly shameful.
Posted By Anonymous Yun, Saint Paul, MN : 1:28 AM ET
I have watched some of the programs of the Planet in Peril series. While the stories of human trafficking, sex slaves, illegal wild life trade are very disconcerting and disturbing, i is commendable that you have taken i on yourself to highlight some of the problems. I am sure on the ground situation is even more tragic than wha we see on our television sets. It would have been even better if yoiu could have brought out the demand side of the stories not just the supply side and social and criminal aspects.

Posted By Anonymous Sanchita, New Delhi, India : 1:28 AM ET
What I would like to see on your show is Ricky Martin and what he is doing to stop human trafficking. His work to stop this vile crime is recognized by the Latin community. I just think he deserves more recognition and support about a topic he is so passionate about.
Posted By Anonymous Gabrielle, Denver CO : 1:37 AM ET
What I don't understand is that why there are so many men in the world who want to have sex with young children. They are worse than animals!
Posted By Anonymous Lisa, Albany, NY : 2:07 AM ET
Somaly is living proof that there are angels among us, I have tremendous respect for someone that could endure so much and still find the strength to give such an incredible amount of love. Thank you, Dan, for helping her and these poor victims by bringing their story to the forefront in such a sensitive and compassionate way.
Posted By Anonymous Francesca Phoenix, AZ : 2:43 AM ET
From our experience in Thailand, mostly the customers in this sex service business come from Europe, Japan and U.S. The problem I want to pose into your notion is " Would it be possible for you to track all of these services from your countries which have been the great demand in this business?" The imbalance of the income and living expense has been an important issue for girls and family to find a way to survive. Unlike U.S., all these countries don't have social security system or medicare. So basically they have to their saving for the rest of their life. With this uncertainty, some of the girls have chosen to find a way to guarantee their ways of living. This problem can be mitigated by enforcing the law in U.S. and tracking down your people. The lower demand in the market, the better chance of women in these countries find a way out of this business. From my point of view, you just push your problem to other developing countries. Sorry for this opinion, but it's the truth.
Posted By Anonymous Veer, Chicago and IL : 2:48 AM ET

The government of Cambodia must be held responsible for allowing this terrible crime to continue unpunished! You must publish data that point to those policemen you mentioned, who own those brothels !!!

Like you said, keeping them honest! shed light on these creeps!

Your Fan,
Posted By Anonymous Teeda Mam, San Jose California : 4:15 AM ET
Reading this makes me so sad, and yet happy at the same time.

I'm happy the Srey could find a refuge from the horrible life she was forced into. At the same time I'm absolutely horrified that a refuge is needed. That these terrible things are perpetrated against her and so many others.

I hope that Somaly's organization can make a change in Cambodia, and that it can save many who would otherwise be left to a sad and terrible life. I suppose the ills of the world cannot ever be completely addressed, but at least we can try, and that is better than nothing.
Posted By Anonymous Brandy, Mesa, Arizona : 4:44 AM ET
At this time and age with the technology that we have in the palm of our hands, communication and connecting with literally the world is but a split second. But yet we�re lacking in communication and connection from one human being to another mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
And it�s in these types of situations all over the world and to have them still happening at such a rate makes it so obvious that we have to reconnect with each other in a human way.
We have to start to feel and see each other as a community, as a whole living in this one world.
Posted By Anonymous LaiPengFoong, Penang, Malaysia : 5:38 AM ET
how COULD they do that to a 6 year old kid.i mean for god's sake how much more twisted does it get?
thanks for bringing their stories to the world.
Posted By Anonymous naurah,lahore,pakistan. : 7:53 AM ET
Hasn't this story been on many times before? You went to Thailand and Cambodia and couldn't find any NEW stories to tell, what a waste of time and money.
Posted By Anonymous Em, Toronto, Ontario, Canada : 8:28 AM ET
Like everything else in this world, it's all about money. As long as there is a big deal of money to be made, there are people who are willing to make it by trafficking in human beings, even children! Obviously the clients and the providers should be imprisoned for decades, but getting the police to actually do anything is a problem because these countries would rather have the business and the countries of these sex tourists really don't see it as their own problem.
Posted By Anonymous David in Astoria, New York : 10:09 AM ET
As a matter of fact, these brothels are existent in our neighborhoods in the US as well. The spas with no windows on the outside provide not only "massage" but also sex through young and perhaps underage Asian women (mostly Koreans) throughout the county. The funny thing is that although prositution is not illegal over here, but this one special spa is located right next to the courthouse in my neighborhood (which is a business town in Fairfield County in Connecticut).

I know so because a few male friends have admitted to me that they do go to places like that for "entertainment." And they told me that these girls could hardly speak English and appeared very young. It saddened and angered me as I heard it.

Maybe your show can do something about these spas and expose them to the public.
Posted By Anonymous passenger, Fairfield County, CT : 2:39 PM ET
Hi Dan!

Thank you all so much for bringing this
to our attention this year. It is far beyond heartache what is happening to
children, youth and young adults. I
cannot imagine anything in life to be
more painful than what these young people are living through!!! Somaly is an amazing woman, and Srey is in-
credibly brave!!! I thank God for all
of you; you are in my prayers!!!

Blessings, Cathleen
Posted By Anonymous Cathleen , Spring Hill, TN : 6:22 PM ET
To: Lori

I read your post and couldn't agree with you more. Our society has been entrenched with more and more sex at a young age. It starts younger and younger and I have had to do more explaining than I ever thought I would have had to do. It is nuts. The internet sure has opened an entire world.

Recently I went to see a film, it was sold out and lady recommended another film. So my husband and I sat down, and on the big screen was a school teacher having sex with a very young boy because she was attracted to him. I turned to my husband and told him I was out of the movie, I was sick and he could make his own choice if he wanted to stay. I told him to call me on my cell phone, I was going shopping down the street. About 15 minutes later he called me and told me it rocked his moral compass too.

Furthermore, it was nominated for an Oscar. So there we go, even movies that express or imply sex with children are now being recognized as stellar.
Posted By Anonymous Renee Bradenton, FL : 6:58 PM ET
There was a story on BBC World News on Friday, the 23rd about a protest march of children and adults who had previously been slaves themselves - either sex slaves or child labor slaves - and are now free and looking to help the rest of the child slaves. I didn't catch the location, but was just wondering if you were aware of this since you are focusing on the child slavery situation now. It seemed to be exactly what you are talking about in these programs!
Posted By Anonymous Gina, San Diego, California : 7:10 PM ET
Suggestion :read, SEX SLAVES, by Louise Brown, you could have bought it on the streets for about 2 American everything else that you can buy ,on the streets.I am sure that if you spent more than two days or a few in those cities you might have had a different perspective. Having just spent a month travelling thru Vietnam,Cambodia,Thailand, was enough as a lay traveller to pick up on what is real in their lives and world. Feeling pity and sending moneys may not be what will get them out of their hole.Goverments, Military Wars,Corruption, Gready Businesses and Bigots make life difficult for the lower classes.I also saw World Vision workers, sitting in a very expensive new SUV on their cellphones, comfortable in their air conditonned INTERCOOLER TURBO FORD, in Battambang there is a city that you should go spend time in not one of your associates.And you may make your way to PoiPet and cross into Thailnd while you are at it...
It is so easy for us to sit in judgement...while we live half way around the world.
Anderson, I am disappointed at your Phnom Penh report,it is too glossy and someone from you r crew and or network has gotten a great opportunity to travel and I hope that for all the moneys that they saved and got paid to be there that they at LEAST found a good ORPAHNAGE or SCHOOL to donate their earnings for the time they spent in those countries.
It so happens that three of us were sitting having dinner one evening in Phnom Penh,about three weeks ago, and i have to tell you that those American journalist,sitting two tables from us ,were not reserved after having had their few drinks and it appeared,that they were quite excited to go take in the Entertainement that some guy had set them up for...the Forbidden Fruit...
how Ugly is it when you can...GET AWAY WITH IT...I am sure none of those guys were from your professional network.
Posted By Anonymous Anne-Marie Norris, Brantford,Canada : 1:46 PM ET
I want to thank you so much for bringing up the taboo subject of child prostitution. It does happen more then people think; especially in Cambodia. I hope by bringing this to light people will be more aware of the world around them and hopefully act upon it--
Posted By Anonymous evelyn, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. : 2:57 AM ET
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