'I found out that parents were putting their own children on the web to be abused by paedophiles from abroad, and the majority of ‘clients’ were coming from the UK, US, Australia and western Europe' - Lucy Watson, ITV News Correspondent
The trade in children’s lives for online child sexual exploitation (OSEC) in the Philippines is driven largely by richer states. We all have a responsibility to end it.
We are grateful to ITV News Correspondent Lucy Watson and Anchor Julie Etchingham for shining a light on “Cassie’s” story. It was a pleasure to work with them on this critical piece.
Read the full story published by ITV on 12 October 2021:
Month-old babies among Philippines' modern slavery victims as lockdown fuels exploitation pandemic
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