The British man had often been the one directing the abusive acts via webcam from his home in London.Paedophile pageant: Girls aged just 11, 17, 15, 14 and 12, all work in Ilican City's brothels.
There are an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 children working in the Philippine sex industry – many of them lured into performing sex acts via webcam after being promised a “normal” job.
“If we were able to identify 1,000 individuals in just two and a half months last summer, think how many of these people could be identified if governments took a more active approach,” Albert Jaap Van Santbrink, Terre de Homme’s director, told .
Caught: Kissy Pepito (left )and Cindy Omisol (right) were also taken into custody.
Police in the Philippines said the suspects were 'caught in the act of recruiting and using children for online trafficking, pornography and sexual exploitation' Fight: Jefford Dominguez was arrested in the same raid.
All suspects remain under investigation by police, the statement said.
Sweetie is from the Philippines, and like tens of thousands of other children around her country who are forced into performing sex acts via webcam, she is constantly approached by cybersex predators. Sweetie was created by Terre des Hommes, a Dutch children’s rights organization that hopes to rid the internet of what it calls “webcam child sex tourism” (WCST).I was becoming very jaded but all this changed when my sex life took a sharp turn in a direction that I had given very little thought.My neighbour Ruth asked me if I could come and change a light bulb for her as the burnt out globe was stuck in the socket very firmly.“As soon as I go online, they come to me,” she said in a video. So many.” Although her story is disturbingly common in impoverished Southeast Asian countries, Sweetie is far from typical. “WCST is known to take place on a large scale in the Philippines, but there is no compelling reason to believe that WCST does not also occur in other countries, particularly in South East Asia, where Internet access rates are climbing and there is a well-developed criminal infrastructure around child sexual exploitation and human trafficking,” Terre des Hommes said in a press release.She’s actually a sophisticated computer model, “living” on a hard drive in Amsterdam, designed to track down and expose the men and women who seek to exploit children online. During a 10-week period between April and June, Terre des Hommes reported that a shocking 20,000 people “made approaches to the virtual girl,” despite her young age.They come from the US, Europe, Australia, Canada and Korea.