Wearing a short-sleeved, Filipino-style shirt, he described the size of the trade as “monstrous”.
One indication of how much is being missed is the number of “cybertips”, reports of sexual exploitation against children collected by the US-based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
“That’s not to say that it won’t move to other countries …
The United Nations said there is an “alarming growth” of new forms of child sexual exploitation online.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is an “epidemic” with 750,000 child predators online at any given time.
“We will really put them in jail and they will die in jail.” The 53-year-old suspect, originally from Peoria, Illinois, claimed he did not make videos of children.
Webcam child abuse is increasing rapidly in the Philippines, with a growing pool of pedophile buyers from the US and Europe.
“It was the first time we heard of parents using their children,” said the middle-aged woman.