January 26, 1996 |
At first the German tourist couldn't believe it. Arrested for wanting to have sex with a young boy in Sri Lanka? Unheard of. Not now. In an attempt to deter foreign visitors who fly to this Indian Ocean island nation seeking sea, sun and sex with children, the government has amended the penal code to punish anyone who has sex with a minor with a possible five to 20 years in prison--the same sentences given pimps.