Child Pornography In the Philippines

in Transnational Crime

The Philippines National Police (PNP) stated that live streaming of children forced to perform sexual acts is a multi-billion dollar cyber market worldwide. Web operators in the Philippines charge customers up to $100 per hour to view children perform requested sexual acts on camera. In addition to live streaming, videos and images are sold for $22 (1,000 Philippine Pesos.)

Criminal justice programs fighting the trade state that the Philippines is among the top countries in the world where sexual abuse of children takes place for online viewing. Intelligence collected by government security agencies find that these cyber dens where webcams operate are concentrated in the Luzon and Cebu areas.

Source: “PHL among top producers of child pornography, international task force says,” GMA News Online, January 17, 2014.

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