Street Kid, Morocco
Increasingly, Morocco’s reputation for child sex is luring an international clientele. Sex tourists from the West tout the old slave markets of Marrakech to buy sex with children. The US State department report says there are tens of thousands of child prostitutes in Morocco, serving the cities and military barracks. Under Morocco’s strict Islamic family law, the state treats pregnant girls as the accused. Abortion is illegal, and single mothers giving birth in hospital are reported to the police.
—BBC World Service, July 2000