Bangkok in detail. Thailand has had a long and complex relationship with commercial sex work that persists today. Despite all its other tourist draws, it's still known as a sex tourism destination, a designation that began around the time of the Vietnam War. The industry targeted to foreigners is very visible, with multiple red-light districts in Bangkok alone, but there is also a more clandestine domestic sex industry and myriad informal channels of sex-for-hire.
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A shutdown to contain the coronavirus has killed Thailand's party scene and forced sex workers like Pim out of bars and onto desolate streets. She's scared but desperately needs customers to pay her rent. Red-light districts from Bangkok to Pattaya have gone quiet with night clubs and massage parlours closed and tourists blocked from entering the country. That has left an estimated , sex workers out of a job, pressing some onto the streets where the risks are sharpened by the pandemic. Since Friday Thais have been under a 10 pm to 4 am curfew. Bars and eat-in restaurants closed several days earlier. Many of Bangkok's sex workers had jobs in the relative safety of bars, working for tips and willing to go home with customers.
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Prostitution has been common in Thailand for centuries. During the Ayutthaya Kingdom — , prostitution was legal and taxed,  : 2 and the state ran brothels. Under the act, the definition of "prostitution" is "Sexual intercourse, or any other act, or the commission of any other act in order to gratify the sexual desire of another person in a promiscuous manner in return for money or any other benefit, irrespective of whether the person who accepts the act and the person who commits the act are of the same sex or not. Under the act, persons who solicit sex " Persons associating in a "prostitution establishment" with another person for the purpose of prostitution faces a jail term or a fine or both.
BANGKOK: A child modelling agent in Thailand was arrested and charged for alleged child sexual assault and child pornography in a high-profile case involving transnational crimes and thousands of children across the world. The agent was identified as Danudet Sangkaew, 23, who goes by the nickname "Nene". Victims include at least 40 Thai minors and thousands of other children in various countries. A team of investigators inspected a room inside Nene Modelling Agency allegedly used by Danudet Sangkaew to produce child sexual abuse materials. Photo: Department of Special Investigation.