MABALACAT, Philippines — The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. In his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts.
Agents said he had a webpage open to wipe his phone clean.
“I’m just a costumer,” he said at first, as if the leather wrist restraints and ropes in the second bedroom were just for dress-up.
“I’m schizophrenic, you know,” he later told the AP, looping his finger at his temple.
They tied him up with the first thing they could grab, an i Phone charging cord, before he could hit the button.
Children’s clothing is on the floor as members of the National Bureau of Investigation anti-human trafficking division gather evidence during a raid at the home of suspected child webcam cybersex operator David Timothy Deakin. “I’ve got files of frigging everything.” The AP and investigators asked him repeatedly why he had images of children engaged in sexual acts on his computer and bondage and fetish tools in his apartment.
Almost every case stems from the Philippines, where good English speakers, increased internet connections and widespread international cash transfer systems combine with widespread poverty and easy access to vulnerable kids.