AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, November 15, 2013 (Life Site News.com) – The requests come in by the dozens the moment the little girl signs on: Grown men, lurking in chat rooms, hoping she’ll give them a show.Her screenname is “10 f Philippines,” a reference to her age, sex, and location.Some of the children are sex slaves, victims of human trafficking. Her sole reason for existence is to talk to these men. She talks to them by the hundreds, day after day, and what’s more, she doesn’t mind it. The group, called Terre des Hommes, created her to combat webcam child sex tourism, which they say is a fast-growing problem that must be stopped before it gets too big to bring down.
The company said it responded to fears about paedophiles targeting children and felt it could not properly monitor email conversations.
In total, during the first ten weeks of the project, “Sweetie” was contacted by 20,172 people, all hoping to see her sexually exploited .
Their numbers overwhelmed the researchers, who were forced to ignore the vast majority of requests in order to focus on the 1,000 they were able to identify.
“But most of the time everything’s done through different applications on different sites so law enforcement is having to learn how to use these …
It’s a whole different ballgame.” Europol, the European Union’s police agency, said social media and other online technology have not only taken the recruitment and selling process off the streets but also allow traffickers to control victims using remote surveillance.