At the age of 15, Angel began connecting with foreign men in chat rooms. “They told me ‘Angel, it’s really nice to chat with the foreign guys because you can earn money.’” For several hours every day, Angel is online with men from North America and Europe.
“They tell me that, ‘I will send you money if you show me your body, your naked body,’ and yes I will show it, and they will send me money.” The world he and his friends inhabit is the seedy collection of internet cafes, some of them with private cubicles, where teenagers can ‘perform’ on web-cams for foreign customers.
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.
In countries like the Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia, abject poverty and a growing digital infrastructure are contributing to its expansion.
The cybersex industry is a billion-dollar business worldwide.Everyone knows everyone in the village, and family ties are strong. In small bamboo huts and brick houses, children are forced by neighbors or even their own impoverished parents to perform sexual acts in front of web cameras.The videos, ordered and paid for by pedophiles around the world, are broadcast live on the Internet.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.Ibabao is a sleepy seaside village located 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) south of the Philippine capital Manila.But neither man really cares - they've both got their nobs out.