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(Aaron Favila / AP) Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States.
Three sisters ages 8, 9 and 12, and an 11-year-old found in a separate rescue, are now in a shelter for abused children while the women face prosecution.
But even as officers burst through the door, the 53-year-old was streaming illicit content through the anonymous Tor network.
Agents said he had a webpage open to wipe his phone clean – but they tied him up with an i Phone charging cable before he could hit the button.
Paying an hour, he would direct the girls — who were controlled by brutal sex traffickers — to do whatever he wanted via the online stream.
Sometimes they would be told to urinate into cups, touch themselves or have sex with random Westerners who came in off the streets.
A member of the Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation displays bondage cuffs allegedly used for sexual acts, during a raid at the home of David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, in Mabalacat on April 20, 2017.
Deakin is suspected of running a child webcam cybersex operation.
Webcam sex tourism is a relatively new crime, but it’s spreading disturbingly quickly.The AFP and US FBI separately provided Filipino authorities with information that led to the arrests of a mother and two other women on May 5.They were allegedly making the girls engage in sexually explicit acts while men in Australia and the US watched.The women have been charged with human trafficking, child abuse, child pornography and cybercrime.Police officer Arlyn Torrendon said she was part of a team that rescued three of the children and arrested the three women, including the mother of the siblings, in a house in Bacolod city on an island about 717 kilometres south of Manila.