You Tube: sweetie Hans Guyt, director of campaigns at Terre des Hommes Netherlands, said that despite the fact that webcam child sex tourism is banned in most countries few people have been convicted of perpetrating the crime.
But every so often, a new type of hacker comes along. He secretly burrows his way into your hard drive, then into your life. It was a Saturday night, not much happening in her Long Beach, California, neighborhood, so high school senior Melissa Young was home messing around on her computer.
Her little sister, Suzy, was doing the same thing down the hall.
THREE IRISH MEN are among over 1,000 adults, from more than 65 countries, who have been identified as willing to pay children in developing countries to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam.
Dutch children’s rights organisation, Terre des Hommes, created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms and help catch adults who wanted the ’10-year-0ld’ to perform sexual acts in front of the camera.
This information has now been passed on to Interpol.
Of over 1,000 identified, three are reported to be Irish but their identities have not been disclosed.
The organisation said in a report today that in a very short period over 20,000 people approached ‘Sweetie’ and asked her to perform sexual acts on a webcam.
By asking these adults for information about their social media profiles the organisation was able to gather information about the people and uncover the identities of 1,000 of them.
The house was quiet, save the keyboard tapping in the girls' rooms, when the odd little instant message popped up on Melissa's screen—an IM from Suzy.