Caught this totally heartbreaking and downright enraging story on Imbestigador - a public affairs primetime program on GMA 7 - last Saturday, September 18, 2010.
For the most part, technology has helped humanity move forward. Computers and gadgets made life easier by helping us perform a lot of tasks not only faster but also more efficiently. Via technology, we became more connected; Suddenly, oceans and mountains became no deterrent for us to stay in touch with each other. These things considered, one can say that technology has become integral to the betterment of our society.
However, this is not always the case. In the hands of evil people, technology becomes a potent tool to exploit others -- including innocent children. Such is the case of the CyberSex Den recently uncovered by Imbestigador;
Grab courtesy of Imbestigador, GMA7
In an impoverished community located somewhere in Taguig, a number of residents turned to illicit cybersex trade for steady income. Using computers, webcams and social messaging sites, these alleged cybersex operators sell not only themselves but also young children - some as young as six years old - to an online audience of sex maniacs and pedophiles; Kids who should be out studying or playing in the streets are being used as performers in the hellacious illegal cybersex venture.
Amidst this already appalling discovery, Imbestigador found out something far more horrifying: The abused children's parents - who should be protecting them - allowed and even coerced their kids to perform sexual acts via webcam as they see it as a lucrative money making activity.
Together with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Imbestigador devised a plan to rescue the abused children and to arrest the vile cybersex den operators.
Watch online videos (TP Disclaimer applies) of the CyberSex Den Raid via the link.