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Australian Federal Police join Indonesian crackdown on paedophiles in Bali

Australian Federal Police join Indonesian crackdown on paedophiles in Bali

Updated 6 November 2012, 22:19 AEST

270 thousand tourists a month 70-thousand of them from Australia, descend on the holiday island of Bali and not all of them have good intentions.

Last month a Dutch national was arrested on suspicion of having sex with children, the first arrest of a foreigner for child sexual abuse in Bali since 2009.

The sexual abuse of children is thought to be on the rise and police from three nations are cooperating to investigate a suspected paedophile network.

The Australian Federal Police and the US based FBI are joining forces with Indonesia's National Police to deal with the growing problem.

They're being helped by information gathered by Sacred Childhoods, a charity for children.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speaker: Natalia Perry, director, Sacred Childhoods Charity, Bali

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