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Sexual predators stalk Bali's beaches

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>> It looks like anyone's holiday paradise, but the Indonesian island of Bali can be a living hell for children targeted by sexual predators that thrive there. Activists are calling for stricter law enforcement in order to protect the country's most vulnerable, like this girl, one of the alleged victims of Australian pedophile suspect, Robert Ellis.
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I took the clothes he gave me but when he wanted to give me pills, I said no. Prosecutors say Ellis molested at least 11 underage girls, drawing them to his room with gifts and money. One Bali-based activist says the case is only the tip of the iceberg.>> Bali doesn't do a lot to protect local children.
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If you go around the island, we can see them roaming the streets. They're lured onto tourist buses and then brought to hotels to be used by foreigners. We keep quiet and the country isn't helping.>> Conditions in Bali make it prime hunting ground for pedophiles. On the one hand, a growing number of foreign tourists.
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Coupled with the local population mired in poverty, with little access to education. Official data on sexual abuse is scarce in Indonesia where over 90% of rape cases go unreported. But one Dutch NGO puts the number at a staggering 70,000 young victims of sexual abuse.