Sting operation using virtual Filipina girl snags thousands of sexual predators

Published on Russia Today RT, Nov 4, 2013.

Over 1,000 pedophiles around the world have been caught soliciting online sex with a 10-year-old Filipina girl that they did not know was the computer generated product of an anti-exploitation sting, a Dutch human rights group has said.

The girl, known as ‘Sweetie,’ was created by Terre des Hommes Netherlands as a way for the organization to notify the public about how frequently children in developing countries are victimized. The group said it has turned over the identities of the perpetrators willing to pay for sex with Sweetie over to law enforcement.  

“They were ready to pay Sweetie for sexual acts in front of her webcam,” Albert Jaap van Santbrink told AFP in The Hague on Monday.

Sweetie was only real in that she existed in an internet chat room for ten weeks. Launched from Amsterdam, she attracted more than 20,000 sexual predators from 71 countries who asked for sex performances.

Santbrik said the men were from all walks of life and came from a variety of professional situations. They were “fathers, musicians, an architect,” he told AFP.

“Our worst-case scenario is that the same will happen with this phenomenon as with child pornography, which is now a multi-billion dollar industry in the hands of criminal gangs.”

One man identified only by his screen name, “Older4Young,” said he was a 35-year-old father of two from Atlanta, Georgia in the US. He offered Sweetie $10 to undress on camera … //

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