SOUTHEAST Asia has no shortage of westerners fighting to free children from the sex trade, but few are willing or able to tackle the problem at its core, says one Australian man.

As a private investigator and former Victorian police officer, Glen Hulley’s passion to assist child trafficking victims began in 2013, after he was approached by a Cambodian trafficker and offered a young girl for sex.

“The man offered me a girl that must have been five years old. That night stuck with me,” he says.

At the time Glen was on holiday with his then girlfriend, and admits that he initially thought the offer was a scam. However, after doing some private investigation work Glen soon discovered the grim reality of child exploitation in southeast Asia.

On his return to Australia, the private investigator made the decision to sell everything he owned and move to southeast Asia to lend his skills to organisations fighting child sex trafficking.

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