Penalizing cybersex

Penalizing cybersex

In the Philippines, the operation of cybersex dens is increasingly becoming a huge concern. From the early 2000s, various sex dens have been raided, resulting in the arrests of perpetrators and rescues of victims [1], some of them being minors as young as two years old [2]. Filling the gaps in previous laws, the Cybercrime Prevention Act can be provide authorities a powerful way address these offenses.

Operation of cybersex dens in the Philippines

In cybersex dens, clients pay to have cybersex workers perform sexually explicit acts over the internet. Operators usually maintain a website, where potential clients can look at the profiles of the cybersex workers. After the client has chosen a profile, he enters a private chat room with the worker. The client then types out his instructions, ranging from mundane acts like eating or just talking, to more lascivious acts such as stripteasing or simulated sex. The client pays on a per-minute basis, via credit card or online remittance.

The workers are usually forced to do such work, and may even be confined or detained, but there have also been instances where the workers do it voluntarily.

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