” from the laptop on his bed, the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation smashed their way into his alleged cybersex den.” said Deakin, 53, bare-chested and slick with sweat, his breath sour and glasses foggy, his wrists bound with a zip tie.
Ibabao is a sleepy seaside village located 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) south of the Philippine capital Manila.
Everyone knows everyone in the village, and family ties are strong. In small bamboo huts and brick houses, children are forced by neighbors or even their own impoverished parents to perform sexual acts in front of web cameras.
Salazar saw her on his computer screen, via a webcam.
Then the 65-year-old convicted child rapist glimpsed what he wanted: a girl, perhaps 8, lying on a bed.
The cybersex industry is a billion-dollar business worldwide.
And it is expanding in developing countries such as the Philippines, where more children are being abused due to rampant poverty and a growing cyber network.
A few governments have enacted laws to allow prosecution of its citizens for child sexual abuse committed outside of their home country.
However, while laws against child sex tourism may deter situational offenders who may act impulsively, pedophiles who travel specifically for the purpose of exploiting children are not easily deterred.
Andrew Salazar logged into a Yahoo chat forum with a fake name.