Cyber-sex trafficking: A 21st century scourge
July 18th, 2013
10:48 AM ET

Cyber-sex trafficking: A 21st century scourge

Andrea was 14 years old the first time a voice over the Internet told her to take off her clothes.

"I was so embarrassed because I don't want others to see my private parts," she said. "The customer told me to remove my blouse and to show him my breasts."

She was in a home in Negros Oriental, a province known for its scenic beaches, tourism and diving. But she would know none of that beauty. Nor would she know the life she'd been promised.

Andrea, which is not her real name, said she had been lured away from her rural, mountain village in the Philippines by a cousin who said he would give her a well-paid job as a babysitter in the city. She thought she was leaving her impoverished life for an opportunity to earn money to finish high school. Instead, she became another victim caught up in the newest but no less sinister world of sexual exploitation - cyber-sex trafficking.


soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Chris ken

    This is so unfair

    July 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  2. Chi Nu

    Making use of pure dream

    July 20, 2013 at 9:55 am | Reply
  3. OG Ilo

    Unlawful b 4 God n Man

    July 22, 2013 at 6:12 am | Reply
  4. Kyari B.G

    Totally unforgivable.

    July 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Reply


    ANAK NG "


    July 23, 2013 at 6:13 am | Reply
  6. Chidex

    This is wickedness,heartbrake.

    July 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  7. نجاح محمد البدراوى

    االى وكالتكم الاخبارية المحترمه احيطكم علما ان مصر ليست هى الاخوان المسلمين وان تغطيتكم لما يحدث مصر وانكم مغرضون فى تغطيتكم وهذا موقف غير حيادى ومغرض وغير عادل وغبر منصف وهذا يتعارض مع كونكم وكالة اخبارية محترمة

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    July 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  8. Kingsley Bassey

    This is a huge wickedness why will somebody being so wicked even with his own child. This is stupid.

    August 6, 2013 at 1:42 am | Reply
  9. Praise omilegan

    Very Educating

    August 6, 2013 at 11:36 am | Reply
  10. Matthew onya Nigeria

    This is very bad,if u dont wanna give her the job u shld have let her go nd forget about this emmarrasment been given her nd the her family.

    August 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  11. Nsudo Ifiok

    It is unfair and totally unaccepted.

    August 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  12. Tweneboa-Kodua Emmanuel - (Ghana)

    This is very unfair and barbaric.

    August 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  13. Answem o. J.

    May God punish him all the days of his life

    August 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Reply
  14. wilson ahuruonye

    you could imagine such stupidity, a student checked her waec result and found out that she got six A's in specific paper's and she started crying."i didnt make my papers,she says,i should have made 9 A's....

    August 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  15. Dare-crown

    It was a strange number.A call from a hospital here in Lagos,telling me that"one Mr joel"was involved in fatal accident which affected his leg and heart..i could'nt believe it.

    August 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Reply
  16. Tjizakuye tjirunga

    This is one of those things that makes a mother sick and tears rolling down bt god will punish him for that he will never get away with it.

    August 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  17. Joshua lampy

    May God help His people.amen

    September 1, 2013 at 7:02 am | Reply

    This such an insensetive activity. It could be turned to a henious crime if has not been taken seriously

    September 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  19. Abdulrahman Nigeria

    When will slavery be wap away from the earth. Ya Allah please rescue the life of your daughter from the hands of the evil ones.

    September 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  20. Joshua namfua

    Lets hold our hands as parent to look over our kids teach them morals but most of all to fight these dirty system. Lets take good words from africa that' Your child is my child'

    September 23, 2013 at 7:09 am | Reply
  21. Ebenezer Survival

    What's a sad and pitty story.

    September 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  22. Bright sakafu

    Verry sad guys

    September 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  23. Alsad gawuna

    Prayer is the ultimate in this kind of victimization. This type of evildoers should face the law

    September 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  24. Ebenezer Survival

    May he be punish by God for the rest of his life. Amen.

    September 29, 2013 at 6:28 am | Reply
  25. Blog.CripperZ.SG

    filipinos selling filipinos.. that has been always the case for decades ... the morality -_-...

    September 30, 2013 at 2:32 am | Reply
  26. Varney Noah

    That is completely in human. God will not forgive the doer even in Heave.

    November 21, 2013 at 3:44 am | Reply
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    God w'll not forgive the doer even in Heaven.

    November 21, 2013 at 3:46 am | Reply
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