The rights group said they used the same procedures as the police.“But OK, we are not prosecutors, we are not judges, it will be for them to decide what to do with the elements we gave them,” Guyt said.Hans Guyt, project director of Terre des Hommes, answers questions of reporters in front of a wall plastered with pictures of men suspected of soliciting a fake underage girl in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday Nov. The Dutch children’s rights organization is warning of an epidemic of children being paid to perform sexual acts via webcams and urging police around the world to crack down on the sinister practice.The organization set up a room in an anonymous industrial neighborhood of Amsterdam and created Sweetie, a strikingly realistic computer-generated animation intended to look like a 10-year-old Filipino girl.Sweetie was created by the child rights group and deployed in Internet chat rooms from a remote building in Amsterdam.Within a 10-week period, over 20,000 predators from 71 countries approached Sweetie, asking for webcam sex performances. While they were chatting with the “girl”, researchers gathered information about her customers through social media.“Some demands and acts were really obscene.” Terre des Hommes said that they did not approach anyone on the Internet but instead waited for people to approach Sweetie and ask for sex acts.The rights group also stopped the conversation as soon as someone offered Sweetie money for sex acts.
“To put yourself in the shoes of a 10-year-old Filipina girl and seeing what some men want from you has been a shocking experience for them,” he said.
Naar schatting zouden ieder moment van de dag zo’n 750.000 mannen op zoek gaan naar webcamseks.
Alleen al in de Filipijnen zouden tienduizenden meisjes slachtoffer zijn, met als voornaamste oorzaak armoede.
“They were ready to pay Sweetie for sexual acts in front of her webcam,” the rights group’s head Albert Jaap van Santbrink told journalists in The Hague.
The group said it wanted to raise the alarm about a largely unknown but quickly spreading new form of child exploitation that has tens of thousands of victims in the Philippines alone, known as webcam child sex tourism.