It was just before midnight, and darkness permeated the surrounding narrow alleys as the officers entered with a search warrant.The suspected paedophile 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.
MANILA, Philippines, 3 June 2016 – One evening in 2014, Philippines police raided an ordinary looking home in the slums of Manila. Pencilled on the wall, someone had scrawled “My Mom and Dad love me” and a broken heart. Children’s underwear, toddler shoes, cameras, bondage cuffs, fetish ropes, meth pipes and stacks of hard drives and photo albums cluttered the stuffy, two-bedroom townhouse.“‘Child pornography’ is a misnomer – the phrase implies that the sexual exploitation of children is subset of a (mostly) legal industry,” says Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF Philippines Sarah Norton-Staal.“Any children under the age of 18 who are used for pornographic performances or materials are victims.” said Deakin, 53, his wrists bound with a zip tie.