Trial Set in Overseas Child Sex Case

“Bianchi, 44, of North Wildwood, N.J., faces trial beginning Monday under a controversial federal law aimed at thwarting “sex tourism.” He is accused in this country of committing crimes – assaulting nearly a dozen minors – on foreign soil.

‘Americans go to these countries and create a pretty bad image,’ Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Levy said. ‘A hundred dollars can buy a lot of food for a pretty long time for a lot of these families. … This is the kind of case that shows why there’s a need for this [law].'”

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