3 women nabbed for exploiting girls in videos meant for men in US, Australia
MANILA rescued two girls, 10 and 12, who had spent time in Deakin’s home, and made one of the largest seizures of illicit digital content in the Philippines.
Dozens of hard drives and a handful of computers must now be analysed to search for other possible victims, as well as buyers. Deakin denied wrongdoing. “They got it twisted around like somehow I was using those girls,” he said after his April 20 arrest.
The series of arrests and rescues underscore a rapidly growing crime in which children, even toddlers, are made to remove their clothes and touch themselves in obscene ways while adults, often their parents, train video cameras on them in exchange for payment from paedophiles abroad.
Police in the Philippines are collaborating with their counterparts in Europe, Australia and the US to investigate and prosecute.
The Australian Federal Police and US Federal Bureau of Investigation separately provided Filipino authorities information