Danish documentary identifies online child abusers

In a disturbing programme Danish TV2 reports on the rapidly growing form of child abuse that is online child sexual exploitation (OSCE) whereby mostly western men pay to direct and watch live stream sexual abuse of minors as young as 4 years old in the Philippines.

Sexual exploitation

3 Danish child abusers identified

The researchers for the programme liaised with Belgian undercover journalist who has spent the last 3 years working on this issue. He helped them identify three Danish citizens who are regular "customers" of these child cybersex "shows" (as they are referred to in the Philippines).

Depraved requests and commands

The documentary makers travelled to the Philippines to interview a social worker who manages a shelter for child victims of this abuse who have been rescued during raids on "cyberdens" and taken into care. She tells of the depraved requests and commands that children comply with during live streaming of a "show". The documentary makers also interview a 16 year old girl there who has been involved in cybersex since childhood. 

The documentary will be followed on Friday 3rd February by a news item on TV2 on the Sweetie Project including an interview with Hans Guyt, Sweetie Program Manager of Terre des Hommes.

Sweetie 2.0

Despite global outrage over the phenomenon of webcam child sex tourism offenders get away unpunished and potential offenders consider themselves undetected. Based on the success of the 2013 Sweetie research Terre des Hommes is working with international specialists to develop software that detects and deters perpetrators of webcam sex with children. Sweetie 2.0, which is supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, will deter offenders and thereby prevents online child abuse.

Watch the interview with Hans Guyt on TV2:


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