America’s Most Wanted Host John Walsh Goes Undercover to Expose International Sex Trafficking
Crime-Fighting Series Airs Special Broadcast from Cambodia
In a special episode of America’s Most Wanted, airing Saturday, Nov. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, host John Walsh will take viewers to the front lines of the international battle against child predators.
America’s Most Wanted cameras go undercover in Cambodia, a nation targeted by pedophiles because the abject poverty there has made it distressingly easy to “buy” underage children. Working with international law enforcement agencies, Walsh investigates a notorious Phnom Penh bar to see firsthand how young girls are offered to foreign visitors and visits a Cambodian prison to confront jailed Westerners accused of preying upon children.
Walsh also talks to Somaly Mam, a tireless advocate who has dedicated her life to rescuing Cambodia’s children from the sex trade. A sex-crime victim as a child, Mam operates a center for other victimized children, offering them hope for the future.
In the episode, Walsh will ask viewers to get involved in the fight against predators by helping him track down several American pedophiles profiled during the broadcast.
To date, America’s Most Wanted has helped capture more than 1,100 criminals, including 17 on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. The series has also reunited 43 missing children with their families, which Walsh says is his “proudest achievement.” In March 2010, President Obama appeared on AMW to congratulate the series on its milestone 1000th episode.
The series is produced by STF Productions, Inc. John Walsh is host and executive producer, and Steve Katz is co-executive producer.
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