Millions of potential sex offenders think they can operate on the internet undetected.Children can still be easily approached for sex on the internet.MABALACAT, Philippines — The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. In his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts. Penciled on the wall, someone had scrawled “My Mom and Dad love me” and a broken heart.Andrew Salazar logged into a Yahoo chat forum with a fake name.From his suburban Tacoma, WA, home, he messaged a woman an ocean away, in the Philippines.The 'Sweetie' research, carried out at the end of 2013, showed the extent and nature of webcam child sex tourism worldwide. In the Philippines, children were rescued from internet dens.
It is still too easy to approach children for sex through the internet.The Sweetie 1.0 sting operation at the end of 2013 provided insight into the size and nature of worldwide webcam child sex tourism.An estimated 700,000 to 800,000 predators roam the internet every day in search of young victims.The girl obeyed: She took off her clothes and posed as he demanded.That scenario emerged in the case against Salazar, who later copped a plea to child pornography charges.