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Residents walk along a street as a police vehicle patrols the streets of Tondo, Manila, Philippines.
The global spread of cheap, high-speed Internet and the rise in mobile phone ownership has fuelled cybersex trafficking in recent years, with children from Thailand to the Philippines being exploited over livestreams for paying clients worldwide. At least countries have shut schools due to the Covid outbreak, impacting more than 1. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI — which has trained authorities in Cambodia and the Philippines to tackle cybersex trafficking — this week issued a statement warning about the increased risk of online abuse due to school closures.
In Thailand, the Internet Crimes Against Children police-led taskforce said it had been receiving reports of online sex abuse on a daily basis, with victims as young as eight years old. The taskforce last year said Thai cybersex traffickers were targeting teenage boys from wealthy families, often posing as girls before persuading them to film themselves masturbating.
Campaigners in neighbouring Cambodia said they had seen a rise in online sex abuse since schools there closed last week. Coronavirus fuels cybersex trafficking fears for children in South-East Asia. By Nanchanok Wongsamuth and Matt Blomberg. Article type: metered. our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights. Found a mistake in this article? Report it to us. What is the issue about? Spelling and grammatical error.
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Coronavirus fuels cybersex trafficking fears for children in South-East Asia