The alleged criminals would secretly record the encounters and then threaten to send the videos to the victims' friends and relatives unless they paid money.
In one case, a victim paid ,000, though officials say the sums were usually in the range of 0 to ,000.
He was looking at porno, again,” reports a counseling client.
The blue green glow of the computer made him look diseased.
The youngest victim ever, rescued a few weeks ago, was an infant, two months old. This spring The Associated Press watched a raid, rescue and launch of a major investigation that continues to play out on both sides of the world."This should serve as a warning," said NBI Anti-human trafficking chief Janet Francisco, who leads the case.
"We will really catch them, with the help of our foreign counterparts.
Most of the victims were from the Asia, Europe, and the US, including a 17-year-old Scottish boy who committed suicide after being targeted on Skype.
Some cyber partners even end up leaving the virtual space to get married. But it still irks me that it's such a shock when I explain that having sex online does not mean it's your last resort.
The internet fills a need for "more, easier and better." For the cybersex addict, increasing amounts of time are spent "surfing," downloading, creating files, masturbating, reading information posted on sexual bulletin boards, exchanging sexual information live with others in sexual chat rooms or via computer cameras, or directing their own live sex shows on interactive sites--in short, looking for what's new, what's better than last time.
The Internet has become the newest, most rapidly growing form of sexual acting out for many sex addicts.
In this April 20, 2017, photo, suspected child webcam cybersex operator, David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, Ill., is arrested by members of the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-human Trafficking division inside his home in Mabalacat, Philippines. Penciled on the wall, someone had scrawled "My Mom and Dad love me" and a broken heart.
MABALACAT, Philippines -- The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. In his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts., where pedophiles in the U.