Swedish police have launched a website to help a crackdown on Swedes travelling abroad for sex with minors.The website, Resekurage.se, was launched on Tuesday and encourages Swedes travelling to destinations such as Thailand, Cambodia and Sri Lanka known for child sex tourism, to report suspicious behaviour among fellow nationals.The laws on prostitution in Sweden make it illegal to buy sexual services, but not to sell the use of one's own body for such services.Pimping, procuring, and operating a brothel remain illegal.
Prostitution is not mentioned in any law texts in Sweden in the middle ages, and was thus not formally a crime."There is no doubt that there are Swedes feeding this market, perhaps in the belief that they can safely commit abuses with the protection of anonymity in a far away country," they added."Individual tips can have a big impact in new and ongoing investigations and ultimately decide whether a suspect can be prosecuted." According to the Swedish news agency TT, at least seven Swedes have been convicted for paying for sex with a minor abroad since 2005.From the mountains of the mighty north, to the white sandy beaches of the temperate south, we have space for everyone.Sweden’s west coast stretches from Gothenburg up to the border with Norway.