Information about prostitution laws in Paraguay
Prostitution: Prostitution is Legal
Brothels: Brothels are Illegal
Pimping: Pimping is Illegal
"Prostitution is legal for persons over the age of 18, and exploitation and trafficking of women, particularly underage prostitutes, remained serious problems... Sexual exploitation of children, principally in prostitution, was a serious problem. According to the SNNA, many underage children were forced to work as prostitutes or domestic servants for survival and were sexually abused...
In March a 15-year-old trafficking victim who escaped from a brothel in Buenos Aires fled to Ciudad del Este, where she filed a complaint with the SNNA. Based on her complaint, Argentine and Paraguayan authorities rescued 25 girls from the brothel. Charges remained pending. During the year prosecutors opened an investigation into a syndicate that trafficked dozens of adolescent girls to Chile."
US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, "2008 Human Rights Report: Paraguay," www.state.gov, Feb. 25, 2009
The population of Paraguay is 6995655
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