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Stalking cyber paedophiles

101 East examines how children in the Philippines are exploited when child sex predators lurk online.

Last updated: 14 Aug 2014 11:04
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The Philippines is struggling to deal with a new phenomenon called cyberpaedophilia or webcam child sex tourism. For as little as $10 - online predators pay Filipino children to perform sex acts over the Internet.

Improved web access in this South East Asian nation has led to impoverished families seeing webcam abuse as a quick way to make money. Non-governmental organizations believe 75,000 predators lurk online at any time, and this year, cyberpedophiles have been arrested in the UK, Australia, and Greece.

101 East joins the hunt for the cyber predators and meets families who are allowing it to happen.

How can the Philippines stop the online prostitution of its children? Share your thoughts with us @AJ101East #ChildAbuse

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