The reason is that this agency focuses on street-based exploitation, which mostly affects boys.
Foreign sex offenders actively look for boys, according to APLE.
The prices are considerably lower than in Thailand, Cambodia’s neighbour and one of the world’s most notorious sex tourism destinations.
Girls, on the other hand, are said to be more likely to become “victims of establishment-based abuse and situational offenders”.
The civil-society network ECPAT Cambodia (End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking in Cambodia) unites 26 NGOs and was established in 1995.
Whether in Siem Reap, the gateway to the famous temples of Angkor, in the capital Phnom Penh or the resort town of Sihanoukville, girls are readily available.
They work in karaoke bars, massage salons and on the streets.
The latest trend seems to be sexual abuse of children in Cambodian orphanages.