Thanks to the virtual girl Sweetie created by Terre des Hommes, more than a thousand men who had webcam sex have been identified worldwide.
Research shows that 1 in 4 people who download child pornography also tries to have sex with children offline.' According to Terre des Hommes, every day thousands of children are victims of webcam sex.
Estimates indicate that at any point in time 750,000 men are looking for sex with children via internet in more than 40,000 public chat rooms.
The images recorded show men masturbating during the chats.
As Terre des Hommes does not have any personal information about these webcam users, the organisation refers to child abusers rather than paedophiles or paedosexuals.
The ‘Sweetie’ study shows the size and nature of webcam child sex tourism worldwide.