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'Trapped with abusers,' 7 kids rescued from sex trafficker in Luzon

Apr 25, 2020 - 11:05 AM

'One unintended consequence of [the lockdown] is that vulnerable children are being trapped with abusers and traffickers in their homes,' says the International Justice Mission

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Oct 19, 2017 - 3:19 PM

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Rappler Talk: Sex trafficking in the digital age

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:09 PM

A study by Plan International finds that 6 out of 10 sex traders use the internet to seek potential clients

Facebook groups open more channels for PH cybersex trade – study

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Easy access to social media also enables teenagers to be 'freelancers' in sex trafficking, according to the study

CYBERSEX. A new study by Plan International finds that 6 out of 10 of their respondents resorted to online means in seeking sex predators to trade children as young as 11 years old.

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Authorities rescue 4 girls among them two minors who were forced to perform livestreamed sexual acts for foreigners

2-year-old boy, 6 others rescued from Bacolod cybersex den

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The victims include the children nieces and neighbors of the alleged operator of the cybersex den

Locator map of Bacolod City

Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms with children s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation

3 minors rescued in Bacolod cybersex raid

May 06, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The victims were allegedly exploited by one of the minors mothers and were told to pose nude for a foreign audience online say authorities

3 women rescued at Dipolog cybersex den

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:10 PM

NBI agents seize from the den a laptop and fake ID cards belonging to the operator who was not there at the time of the raid

RESCUED. Three women are rescued from a cybersex den in Dipolog City on April 28, 2017. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

DSWD exec tells EU: 'Mag-child porn muna kayo'

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED In sarcastic advice on Facebook Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy says consuming child pornography is what Europeans – critics of President Duterte – are good at

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Australian pedophile, 6 others indicted for sexual abuse

Sep 13, 2016 - 10:12 PM

The justice department files criminal charges against Peter Scully and 6 others for sexually abusing young children in Mindanao and uploading videos for their clients in Europe

INDICTED. Australian pedophile Peter Scully and 6 others face criminal charges for sexually abusing and exploiting Filipino children. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Australian pleads not guilty in CDO child rape case

Jun 16, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Gerard Peter Scully 51 puffed on a cigarette before calmly saying not guilty as the charges were read to him at a courtroom in Cagayan de Oro

Peter Scully. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

8 kids rescued from cybersex den in Taguig

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Authorities arrest the alleged mastermind and the mother of 3 of the rescued children

Danish arrests over Philippine online child sex abuse

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Danish police arrest 10 men and raid their homes on suspicion that they paid for watching the live streaming of children being sexually abused in the Philippines

NBI raids cybersex den in Pateros

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The tip about the den comes from the US Department of Homeland Security

NBI files multiple raps vs Australian pedophile in PH

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Peter Gerald Scully – who filmed sexual assault and abuse of children and streamed them to clients – faces qualified trafficking murder child abuse and statutory rape charges

ARRESTED IN BUKIDNON. National Bureau of Investigation Region X chief Angelito Magno presents to media alleged Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully right after his arrest in Bukidnon in February. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Australian arrested in Bukidnon for cybersex ops

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED Peter Scully 51 is also wanted in Europe for broadcasting over the Internet sexual acts involving children

Will banning child porn sites make syndicates harder to trace?

Nov 01, 2014 - 11:47 PM

The most important effect of the ban on child pornography sites is how it stems new markets for child pornography says the National Bureau of Investigation

#FightChildPorn! Netizens weigh in

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:45 PM

What can you do to help end the selling of sex photos and videos involving Filipino children?

Philippines to block online child porn on most devices

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Roughly 46 of cybercrime cases handled by the authorities are related to online child abuse while 25 are related to online extortion says Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

Parents, poverty, and porn

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Child pornography is a global problem – a lucrative trade fueled by lust ignorance and the Internet

43 nabbed in cybersex raids in Bataan

Sep 18, 2014 - 10:54 AM

The Naval Intelligence Security Force and the National Bureau of Investigation with the PAOCC raid 6 cybersex sites in Dinalupihan Bataan


Mar 17, 2014 - 6:00 PM

You get aroused you get your kicks you get orgasms you call it cybersex Cybersex is sex It is not pornography It is not public It is a choice


Cybersex, media, privacy, and the cybercrime law

Mar 04, 2014 - 4:47 PM

In this concluding part, we explain key provisions that touch on cybersex, online child pornography, media freedom, and the right to privacy

The Cyber Chastity Act of 2014

Mar 02, 2014 - 2:28 PM

It s as if the addition of the word cyber to sex suddenly and incomprehensibly made sexual activity a criminal act

NBI raids cybersex center beside school

Feb 18, 2014 - 1:27 PM

It s disturbing because some of the children there are Filipinos says the NBI Cybercrime Chief adding that some of the porn sites featured minors

Palace: Cybercrime law will help curb online sex abuse

Jan 18, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The Palace is hopeful that telecommunications companies and officials could agree on how to proceed with the Cybercrime law

PH a global 'source' for child cybersex industry – police

Jan 17, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Paying subscribers around the world can log in to sites that stream the abuse of Filipino children on the Internet

CYBER CRIME. Police Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa of the Anti-Cybercrime Group of the Philippines National Police (PNP) gestures in front of a map showing where cyber crime is being traced. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

De Lima: Not enough resources in anti-cybersex effort

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the country is well supported logistically in its anti trafficking drive but resources remain inadequate

NBI: Online sex trade cottage industry in PH

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Usually parents or older family members are involved in the prostitution of minors but children won t speak against them making prosecutors job harder

Cebu couple arrested for drawing kids to cybersex

Jun 04, 2013 - 6:02 PM

The suspects have made their own daughter and other children in Barangay Ibabao in Cordova town to pose nude and shoot lewd videos for online customers

SC dismisses 16th petition vs cybercrime law

Jan 24, 2013 - 5:04 PM

UPDATED The petitions are now down to 15

15 LEFT. The SC will only tackle 15 -instead of 16 - petitions against the Cybercrime law.