Dominican Republic busts child sex parties to combat trafficking

April 1, 2015 3:47 PM

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BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Matt and seven traffickers lay face down and handcuffed in a luxury villa one afternoon last month, surrounded by Dominican police pointing guns at them, he knew the sting operation had been a success.

Three days earlier Matt, a former CIA agent and United States diplomat, had been posing with an undercover team as tourists looking to buy sex with children in the Dominican Republic's northern beach town of Sosua.

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