PCV sex crimes

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Library: Peace Corps: Crime : Crime and the Peace Corps: February 2, 2006: Headlines: COS - Costa Rica: Crime: Molestation: Lawfuel: Timothy Ronald Obert pleads guilty to sexually abusing a minor while serving as Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica : June 25, 2004: Headlines: Crime: Molestation: COS - Costa Rica: Psychological Testing: Department of Justice: The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California announced that Timothy Ronald Obert, age 36, was indicted yesterday for engaging in sexual relations with a minor in Costa Rica while serving there as a Peace Corps Volunteer : PCV sex crimes

By erinmone ( on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 7:38 pm: Edit Post

A law passed in April of 2003 called the Protect act which is a new law that prevents Americans from traveling overseas to have illicit, illegal sex with minors. Many countries overseas are happy that the US will take on these cases as the majority of the countries do not have the resources or laws in place to fully protect childern from these horrendous acts carried out by Americans.

By Ma. Josefina Rodriguez ( on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 3:48 am: Edit Post

In my country, foreigners -- and mostly Americans, are providing computers with cameras to poor families in the rural areas. All that the uneducated parents have to do is get their young and adolescent children to pose in front of the camera naked. The parents get monetary rewards. I do not know how to go about to stop this atrocity since the parents justify this by saying: "Posing in front of the camera is less harmless than actual physical fondling, and we need the money."

I am very thankful for the Protect Act. Is there a way to stop this computer-distribution-for-immoral purpose?

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