“If we were able to identify 1,000 individuals in just over two months, think how many of these people could be identified if governments took a more active approach to this new and worsening problem. This amounts to long-range rape.” The investigation, which was run from a warehouse on the outskirts of Amsterdam, was unique in that is used a virtual 10-year-old Filipino girl named “Sweetie”, created using the most up-to-date animation and movie technology, to prove that the men were willing to pay for sex with children.Once the “10-year-old” had identified herself in various public online chat rooms, a team of four researchers began tracing the “swarm” of more than 20,000 men who made contact initially, to gather as much online data as possible about their identifies. “We were not interested in individual countries”, said Terre des Hommes Director of Campaigns, Hans Guyt.
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Three Irish men have been identified using webcams to pay for virtual sex with children, as part of an international “sting” investigation which was able to secure the names, addresses and online details of more than 1,000 perpetrators in 71 countries over just 10 weeks.
Terre des Hommes, the child protection charity behind the undercover operation, said the men they had identified were just the tip of a global iceberg - with more than 750,000 potential predators actively searching online for children every single minute, according to figures from the UN and the FBI.
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