Sex tourism has long been a scourge in the Philippines. But now there's a disturbing new trend in the trafficking of mostly young women and children: vulnerable victims are being lured online and tricked into the trade. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Next: a disturbing new trend in the trafficking of mostly young women and children into the sex trade.
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While teen pregnancy rates in most countries are declining, numbers are rising in the Philippines. But he said he would take responsibility and that he loved me," she says. Her first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but Angela is now a mother of four. Her youngest child is just a week old. She's one of hundreds of thousands of girls in the Philippines who gave birth when they were just teenagers. While teen pregnancy rates in most countries are declining, the numbers are rising in the Philippines. According to reports, about Filipino teenagers become mothers every day. That's about , teenage mothers every year. The age of consent in this deeply conservative Catholic country is just 12, one of the lowest in the world, but access to contraception is limited, and abortion is illegal.
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By Ed Wight For Mailonline. These chilling images show a paedophile beauty pageant of Filipino girls as young as 11 are lined up in a cybersex den for perverts to choose one to be abused on a webcam. The girls are forced to smile as they are raped on camera as voyeuristic paedophiles instruct abusers what to do with them. Scroll down for video. Chilling: A pot-bellied paedophile poses with a year-old girl he met and selected to have sex with. He watched her perform sex acts on a webcam and travelled to the Philippines to abuse her. Paedophile pageant: Girls aged just 11, 17, 15, 14 and 12, all work in Ilican City's brothels. In one photo, an overweight pervert leers at the camera as he grasps a year-old girl in one hand and a shot glass in the other.
Sebastian Duda - Fotolia. A Vernon man who was convicted of internet-related sex offences against five underage Filipina girls has been sentenced to six years in jail. The offences of Wayne Douglas Brown were committed online in the Okanagan community through the use of his computer, tablet and smartphone. Brown was found guilty of the internet luring of three girls, who can only be identified by their initials due to a publication ban. In one case, in July , he used the social media platform Facebook Messenger to make contact with AB, a year-old girl in the Philippines, and engaged in sexually explicit conversations with her. He got her to send him naked pictures of herself and told her that he wanted to have sex with her when he travelled to the Philippines. Brown also communicated with a year-old girl, asking her to send him naked pictures of herself and to appear naked on camera for him, offering to provide her money to do so although no evidence was tendered that the victim actually complied. He portrayed himself as being in a romantic relationship with the girl and told her he loved her. The accused was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography including more than pages of internet chat logs, Skype chat logs and Facebook messages between Brown and his victims. Images on a flash drive were largely homemade selfies of teen Filipina girls showing their private parts.