November 04, 2013 - 3:10 PM
An international children's rights group says it has uncovered dozens of Canadians willing to pay to watch a 10-year-old Filipino girl perform sex acts on a webcam during a sting operation.
The group Terres des Hommes, operating out of Amsterdam, says it has identified 54 Canadians among more than 1,000 adults from 71 countries looking for webcam sex tourism.
A spokesman says all the names have been turned over to Interpol.
The sting involved setting up a pretend 10-year-old girl named "Sweetie," who signed on to various public chatrooms.
The spokesman says they were surprised at how easy it was to get the men involved to identify themselves.
He also says webcam sex tourism involving children appears to be an emerging market that police do not have a handle on.
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