THREE IRISH MEN are among over 1,000 adults, from more than 65 countries, who have been identified as willing to pay children in developing countries to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam.
Dozens of hard drives and a handful of computers must now be analyzed to search for other possible victims, as well as buyers. "They got it twisted around like somehow I was using those girls," he told The Associated Press after his April 20 arrest. They were allegedly making the girls engage in sexually explicit acts while men in Australia and the U. 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 kilometres) south of Manila. They were not even aware that they were being used in a crime," Torrendon told the AP by telephone from Bacolod.
A report published in 2004 by the Vatican stated: The Philippines has a serious trafficking problem of women and children illegally recruited into the tourist industry for sexual exploitation.
Destinations within the country are Metro Manila, Angeles City, Olongapo City, towns in Bulacan, Batangas, Cebu City, Davao and Cagayan de Oro City and other sex tourist resorts such as Puerto Galera, which is notorious, Pagsanjan, Laguna, San Fernando Pampanga, and many beach resorts throughout the country.
In 2010, an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 children in the Philippines were involved in prostitution rings, according to Minette Rimando, a spokeswoman for the U.
N.'S International Labour Organization's Manila office. The Philippines is ranked under Tier 2 Watch List in the 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report of the United States (US) State Department due to the Philippine government’s alleged failure to show evidence of progress in convicting trafficking offenders, particularly those responsible for labor trafficking.