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Dozens of Canadians willing to pay for web sex with 'virtual' 10-year-old girl

Hans Guyt, project director of Terre des Hommes, answers questions of reporters in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday Nov. 4, 2013. The Dutch children’s rights organization is warning of an epidemic of children being paid to perform sexual acts via webcams and urging police around the world to crack down on the sinister practice. The organization set up a room in an anonymous industrial neighborhood of Amsterdam and created Sweetie, a strikingly realistic computer-generated animation intended to look like a 10-year-old Filipino girl. The effect of the 10-week investigation was shocking, said Guyt. “We were swamped by men looking for contact, looking for sexual activities with us,” he said.
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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.

LINKS:

'Webcam child sex tourism' exploding online, Dutch activists warn - CTV News

The ten-year-old girl called 'Sweetie' who has caught more than a THOUSAND predators: How a computer generated child snared pedophiles across the world - Mail Online

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