The Centro de Recuperacao Rosa De Saron near Recifi is full to capacity because many of the girls can't be returned home to the poverty that drove them into prostitution. Every week a dozen armed cars and Recofe police armed with AKs sweep through the streets of the red-light district, breaking down the doors of motels and brothels, arresting offenders and taking underage girls into care. The legal age for prostitution is 18, but many look much younger.
She said she had heard of charities that provide a home for girls like her. Every week specialist holiday operators bring in thousands of European singles on charted flights looking for cheap sex. When I asked Casa if her daughters' work in prostitution breaks her heart, she appeared more concerned that they fail to bring home money. One of them, Pia, is dressed in a cropped pink top and mini skirt.
Chris Rogers reports on how the country is overtaking Thailand as a destination for sex tourism and on attempts to curb the problem. I've been with lots of them. They know how we get the money, we just don't discuss it" image captionThe city of Fortaleza has been carrying out relentless clean-up operations Most sex tourists used to head to the city of Fortaleza some miles away. She told me that she is still Reife for her life. She looks no older than 13 - one of dozens of girls parading the street dex for clients in the blazing mid-afternoon sun.
Now Brazil is overtaking Swx as wantint world's most popular sex-tourist destination. She explains that she works from the same street corner every night until dawn to fund her and her mother's crack cocaine habit. The country's erotic reputation has long been attracting an unwanted type of tourist. My aim is to intensify these raids in time for the World Cup, targeting the very tourism that encourages child prostitution," she says. In four years' time, the country will be hosting the World Cup, which will fuel its booming economy.
Eline Marques, the city's secretary of qanting for child protection, claims her relentless raids are having an effect. Pia told me that one day she hopes to break out of prostitution. She said she had heard of charities that provide a home for girls like her.
An older woman standing nearby steps in and introduces herself as Clemie's mother. Despite assurances of a police crackdown, there appears to be little evidence of child prostitution disappearing from the streets of Recife.
Prostitutes mingle with tourists, dancing at their sides and eyeing up potential business. Twelve-year-old Maria wants to live with her mother but she can't because her pimp, who forced her to work on the streets and in brothels, threatened to kill her if she tried to escape.
They are sent there from all over Brazil. The drug is bad, the drug is my weakness and wkman clients are always there willing to pay.
They just show up like you. Many are taken to charity run homes. I'm not the youngest, my sister is 12, and there's an year-old.
No - they don't bring any money home," she said. The year-old agrees to speak to me wantjng her life as prostitute. The legal age for prostitution is 18, but many look much younger. Brazil has defied the global economic downturn thanks, in part, to its exotic, endless beaches attracting record s of tourists. Now Brazil is overtaking Thailand as the world's most popular sex-tourist destination.
They know how we get the money, we just don't discuss it" Most sex tourists used to head to the city of Fortaleza some miles away. As I park my car, the young girl dances provocatively to catch my attention.
She explains soman she works from the same street corner every night until dawn to fund her and her mother's crack cocaine habit. Brazil's sex tourism boom 30 July 10 Young children are supplying an increasing demand from foreign tourists who travel to Brazil for sex holidays, according to a BBC investigation.
Entire streets are now cleared of prostitution. Every week a dozen armed cars and federal police armed with AKs sweep through the streets of the red-light district, breaking down the doors of motels and brothels, arresting offenders and taking underage girls into care. Her home is a small shack she shares with her mother, two brothers and year-old sister, who had still failed to return home.
Most come from the surrounding favelas - or slums.