It’s not yet known exactly how many children fell victim to paedophile David Timothy Deakin’s international webcam sex tourism.
But in photos released by the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), disturbing details of his depraved life can be seen strewn about his filthy house.
But Herschell was busted after a trio of his victims bravely spoke to a CNN film crew. Department of Homeland Security agents saw the film, spoke to the girls and tracked down Herschell.
They talked to the producers of "The Fighters," a documentary about sex trafficking in Asia that aired earlier this month. They raided his home and found computers, cellphones and hard drives containing dozens of disgustingly explicit videos and images of children.
The documentary showed the girls talking about what their clients ordered them to do.
"Whatever the American client wants us to do, we must do it," a girl called Gen said, adding that they were "maniacs" who needed to "stop victimizing girls like us." Herschell was sentenced after pleading guilty to coercing and enticing a minor and possessing child pornography.
The arrests came just two weeks after Filipino authorities raided the home of an American man suspected of similar cybersex crimes, arresting David Timothy Deakin, 53, in his townhouse in Mabalacat.
David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, who is suspected of running a child webcam cybersex operation, is reflected in a mirror as investigators gather evidence during a raid at his home in Mabalacat, Philippines, on April 20, 2017. They were allegedly making the girls engage in sexually explicit acts while men in Australia and the U. Police officer Arlyn Torrendon said she was part of a team that rescued three of the children and arrested the three women, including the mother of the siblings, Friday in a house in Bacolod city on an island about 445 miles south of Manila. They were not even aware that they were being used in a crime," Torrendon told the AP by telephone from Bacolod.The women have been charged with human trafficking, child abuse, child pornography and cybercrime.Police officer Arlyn Torrendon said she was part of a team that rescued three of the children and arrested the three women, including the mother of the siblings, in a house in Bacolod city on an island about 717 kilometres south of Manila.His arrest on April 20 shed a light on one of the darkest corners of the internet, where paedophiles in the US, Europe and elsewhere pay facilitators in the Philippines to sexually abuse children – including babies – directing their moves through webcam.Webcam sex tourism is a relatively new crime, but it’s spreading disturbingly quickly.