Child sex abuse live streams rising at 'alarming rate' amid surge in 'cybersex trafficking'

Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 17/11/2017 21:38

A new form of human trafficking that sees children forced to carry out sex acts while being live-streamed for paedophiles to watch online is growing at an “alarming rate”, a charity has warned.

Known as “cybersex trafficking”, the dark crime has become rampant in the Philippines, where police are receiving thousands of referrals every month and nearly 100 children have been rescued in the past year alone. Demand largely comes from Western paedophiles in places including the UK, Canada and the US.

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