“The only thing that bothers me is when I go out on the street with my mother, men touch my private parts for 200 pesos. Aside that I do like to go out to play,” a young girl told aid workers of Colombian NGO Reborn Foundation, director Luz Estela Cárdenas says.”Men pay the children between 200 and 3000 pesos to touch their body,” Cárdenas says.The Reborn Foundation documented stories of children no older than five being forces to sexual labor by pimps and even parents in Bogotá, Medellín and Santa Marta.According to the latest estimates by UNICEF, Colombia has over 35 thousand child prostitutes.
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