However, the FBI has identified thousands of Internet chat rooms dedicated solely to Webcam Child Sex Tourism.
This means that the children in these chat rooms aren’t just there for curiosity’s sake, or just hanging out virtually with friends and are then unfortunate enough to be lured into a random predator’s cyber arms.“These children are either young prostitutes working from Internet cafes or children who, forced by their parents or other family members, perform sex shows in front of a webcam from their homes,” Guyt says.
Though the Internet must be free it should not be lawless.”Public chat rooms should be observed, monitored, and patrolled by law enforcement, says Guyt.
WCST usually works like this: A customer logs into an Internet chat room and purposely seek out a child to engage with.Some may just chance their luck by trying to find unsuspecting children on Facebook or other non-purpose-built chat rooms.Instead, many WCST customers seem to be people who engage in it simply because the opportunity arises and they get curious.In other words, if Skype, Pay Pal, and the Internet did not exist, these people might not be seeking to exploit children in the physical world.She’s not even a “she.” Sweetie is an “it.” And it’s code.
So I’m left wondering what crime have these men (and women, as Sweetie did have female solicitors) actually committed? These men had and have the intention to commit crimes against young children and should be stopped before they do.The researchers then programed a separate application to control the 3-D Sweetie on command.For the first time ever, while the researchers were having an active IM conversation with the predators, the predators were seeing real-time video of a software-fabricated child typing away at a keyboard. In just 10 weeks Guyt and his team positively identified 1,000 sexual predators before they shut Sweetie down for good and then handed Interpol the dossiers of the individuals they positively identified.“They surf public chat rooms to establish contact with men.”Once the children make contact, the men on the other end of the Internet connection then pay via Pay Pal or Western Union Online to watch live streaming video of the children acting out their sexual desires.The sexual exploitation of children is unfortunately nothing new.There is no doubt that the 1,000 individuals on the dossiers Guyt and his team identified were engaging in sexual acts (usually including sexual conversations and masturbation via webcam) with Sweetie.