Evidence shows Ford and Owen discussed online how they could travel to the Philippines to abuse children.In one chat log Ford, who uses a wheelchair, suggests that Owen could act as his carer so they could travel to the Philippines together in an attempt to avoid detection.
A 52-year-old man from Como in Western Australia has pleaded guilty to offences including accessing, transmitting and making available child exploitation material. The abuse involved 15 children in the Philippines aged between six and 15.
Of the 29 people arrested, 11 were part of the facilitation group in the Philippines.
A Thai court last month (July) sentenced three-star army general Manas Kongpan to 27 years in prison in the country’s largest human trafficking trial stemming from a case involving Rohingya migrants.
BANGKOK - A new report on the human trafficking situation in Thailand has identified some emerging areas of concern: The use of coerced labour in illegal logging and the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation in webcam sex shows.
"It's abhorrent that these crimes occur and it is our duty as police and the wider community to ensure that every possible measure is taken to identify and assist the victims and to identify and take action against the perpetrators."ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executive associate director James Dinkins says the children were "rescued from a living nightmare"."The group responsible for these heinous crimes mistakenly believed that they could use technology to avoid detection, but they were wrong," he said.