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 there this spring."It used to be the Philippines but through some of our interviews we've found that it's moving here and we're seeing some intelligence indicate that a move of people setting up operations in Thailand is happening," Douglas told Reuters.He said the victims were children from Thailand and neighboring countries. children's agency said in a 2016 report poor families in the Philippines were pushing their children into performing live sex online for pedophiles around the globe, calling it a form of "child slavery".The problem had grown so much that demand for child webcam sex tourism is "outstripping the supply", Deanna Davy, senior research consultant at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said at the launch of a new trafficking report in Bangkok.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Demand for sex with children is an emerging cause of human trafficking in the Mekong region, the United Nations said on Thursday, as it pointed to a shift in child sex webcam centers from the Philippines to Thailand.S., Canada, Europe and Australia pay facilitators on the other side of the world to sexually abuse children, even babies, directing their moves through online livestreaming services.The relatively new crime of webcam sex tourism is spreading rapidly, with new digital technologies sparking what the United Nations calls an “alarming growth of new forms of child sexual exploitation online.” The FBI says it’s epidemic, and that at any given moment, 750,000 child predators are online.He said 15 children were rescued from a den in Mandanao, where young boys and girls spent the past two years working shifts in front of webcams where they obeyed the sick instructions of paedophiles for the equivalent of .Shockingly, Hulley said their parents were not only aware of what was happening, but many of them were involved.'It was normal behaviour to turn up, spend two hours sitting in front of a webcam and go home with 100 pesos () in your pocket.'These children, they were conditioned to turn up every day.