” said Deakin, 53, bare-chested and slick with sweat, his breath sour and glasses foggy, his wrists bound with a zip tie.
Deakin’s arrest on April 20 shows one of the darkest corners of the internet, where pedophiles in the United States, Europe and elsewhere pay facilitators in the Philippines to sexually abuse children, even babies, directing their moves through online livestreaming services.
They tied him up with an i Phone charging cord before he could hit the button.
AP and investigators asked him repeatedly why he had the obscene images stored on his computer.
S., Canada, Europe and Australia pay facilitators on the other side of the world to sexually abuse children, directing their moves through online livestreaming services.
Stacks of used egg cartons fell from the shelves, and a half-eaten pot of cold rice sat on the stove.
“You know what you’ve done in this room,” an investigator told Deakin. Shrugging, he said one of them was probably a few doors away with her cousin.
Almost every case stems from the Philippines, where good English speakers, increased internet connections and widespread international cash transfer systems combine with widespread poverty and easy access to vulnerable kids.
There have been as many as three busts a week in the Philippines this spring.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit concerned with protecting human rights on the internet, has called the act "a troubling development for free expression," and is particularly concerned by the new legislation regarding libel.