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Australian convicted in child sex sting with virtual Filipina girl

This hand out picture released by Terre des Hommes Netherlands, a Dutch rights group, on November 4, 2013 shows a computer-generated 10-year-old Filippino girl called Sweetie that helped identifying over 1,000 paedophiles around the world. Terre des Hommes Netherlands has now handed over to police the identities of over 1,000 adults who were willing to pay children in developing countries for online sex, it said. "They were ready to pay Sweetie for sexual acts in front of her webcam," the rights group's head Albert Jaap van Santbrink told journalists in The Hague.  AFP PHOTO / TERRE DES HOMMES NETHERLANDS
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An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation, reports said Wednesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

European forum tackles child trafficking in Asia

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The children of Pag-asa Island.  PHOTO from Operation Freedomland

Children are being trafficked between Asian countries in the Mekong region, and donors, both government and private organizations, are paying little attention, according to a United Nations project officer.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

British man charged for cybersex with Filipino child

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Bryan Stanley. Screengrab from http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk

A 74 year-old British man appeared in a United Kingdom court Thursday after he was charged with committing cybersex with a Filipino child last year.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Italian envoy pleads not guilty to child abuse, trafficking raps

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AMBASSADOR Daniele Bosio in a photo taken from the official website of the Italian Embassy in Ashgabat.

Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse and trafficking of three Filipino children.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Decade on, separate lives for once-conjoined Filipino twins

Clarence Aguirre, left, embraces his twin brother Carl while relaxing at the family's home with their mother Arlene in Scarsdale, N.Y.,Thursday, July 31, 2014. On Monday, Aug. 4, the the formerly-conjoined twins, now 12, are celebrating the ten year anniversary of the risky surgery that separated them. The surgery was performed in four stages at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. AP

One twin uses an iPad, plays video games and dances to Michael Jackson tunes. The other has significant, possibly permanent, problems walking and talking.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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