The Philippines is finally cracking down on child cybersex, rescuing four girls from a mother, who, in cooperation with two other women, were using these kids to live stream child porn.
The United States is helping them crack down on these disgusting fiends by giving them tips whenever possible to help find the culprits. If anything turns up in the Philippines in an American or Australian investigation, they are immediately informed. This vigilance is helping save lives.
They sold access to the videos of the little girls being sexually exploited to men in the United States who would pay by the minute to watch. When the girls were asked about what was going on, they did not even know that they were being exploited or that they were participating in a crime, with it being an even bigger testament to their innocence, which should be preserved.
The girls consisted of three sisters, aged 8, 9 and 12 as well as another 11 year old girl. The kids are no in a shelter for abused children as these disgusting excuse for human beings wait to be prosecuted for their crimes.
David Timothy Deakin, aged 53, had his home raided because he was suspected of cybersex crimes. They found one of the largest seizures of illicit digital content that exists in the Philippines.
It was his arrest that helped make the discovery of the young girls. His hard drives are still being scoured to help identify any other possible victims as well as buyers of his disgusting wares.
The Australian Federal Police and U.S. FBI separately provided Filipino authorities information that led to the arrests of the mother and two other women on May 5, rescuing four girls. They were allegedly making the girls engage in sexually explicit acts while men in Australia and the U.S. watched. The women have been charged with human trafficking, child abuse, child pornography and cybercrime.
Police officer Arlyn Torrendon said she was part of a team that rescued three of the children and arrested the three women, including the mother of the siblings, Friday in a house in Bacolod city on an island about 445 miles (717 kilometers) south of Manila.
“The children were innocent. They were not even aware that they were being used in a crime,” Torrendon told the AP by telephone from Bacolod.
She said the children came from an impoverished family; their mother was a widow.
Gen. Liborio Carabbacan at the National Police Women and Children Protection Center said the incidents are increasing in the Philippines because many people are gaining access to the internet and English fluency is common, making it possible to communicate with would-be customers. Also, he said, parents and relatives, motivated by greed, are often not even aware that it is against the law to exploit their children.
In the past, the antennas amid crushing poverty were red flags, sparking suspicion of cybersex crimes. Today pocket Wi-Fi, cellphone internet and other technology have rendered those irrelevant, driving the crime even further behind the scenes. “This type of crime is really hidden,” he said. “Usually the family and community, they are complicit, and these are tight-knit communities, very dense areas.”