This relatively new crime, webcam sex tourism, is spreading rapidly.
A live webcam feed on the computer screen showed the faces of three white men glaring out.
, a slang term for a Filipina sex worker living in Japan, she had persuaded a resident to introduce her to the children, who played daily in the gravel streets.
MABALACAT, PAMPANGA—The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door. “Why is everyone asking about children coming into my house?
Penciled on the wall, someone had scrawled “My Mom and Dad love me.” On his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts.
Human rights groups estimate that tens of thousands of children in the Philippines alone are forced to perform sexual acts in Internet cafes or their homes.