The cybersex industry is a billion-dollar business worldwide.

And it is expanding in developing countries such as the Philippines, where more children are being abused due to rampant poverty and a growing cyber network.

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Pencilled on the wall, someone had scrawled “My Mom and Dad love me.” It is alleged that in his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts.

Children's underwear, toddler shoes, cameras, bondage cuffs, meth pipes and stacks of hard drives cluttered the stuffy, two-bedroom townhouse.

The videos, ordered and paid for by pedophiles around the world, are broadcast live on the Internet.

The business is so lucrative that some villagers have given up fishing and factory work. Poverty and growing digital infrastructure In Southeast Asia, the cybersex industry is growing rapidly.

Although pedophiles are popularly associated with child sex tourism, they are not the majority of users.

There are preferential abusers who prefer children because they perceive the risk of sexually transmitted infections to be lower.

Salazar saw her on his computer screen, via a webcam.

Then the 65-year-old convicted child rapist glimpsed what he wanted: a girl, perhaps 8, lying on a bed.

There are also situational users, which are users who do not actively seek out children but for whom the actual act is opportunistic; there may be a lack of concern to check the age of a prostitute before engaging in sexual activity.