Our film crew embeds with a team who has spent two years deep undercover trying to catch a pair of sisters, who advertised sex with their own children to foreign paedophiles.To infiltrate the families Mike*, a special agent for the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arm of US Customs, poses as a paedophile online.By Rob Mc Bride CEBU, Philippines, 15 December 2008 – In a poor shanty in the Central Philippines city of Cebu, a tiny internet café offers broadband connectivity with the outside world.In a place that lacks running water, the opportunities presented by the existence of the internet are boundless.With the growth came changes in the group’s driving forces.
“Chapters” started sprouting like mushrooms, including in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Cavite, and – obviously – the National Capital Region.Filipino kids as young as 7 are being sexually abused by their parents and sold for sex to paedophiles from the West.We follow an undercover team trying to infiltrate this murky world and stop the abuse of children.Editor's note: This article is part of The Fighters, a series of reports from a full-length film that premieres on CNN International TV on May 17 and 18 at 1900 HKT; 2200 CET; 2200 ET. And in a small, warm room filled with books and framed drawings, a young woman we're calling Maria tears at a tissue as she prepares to tell how sex traffickers corrupted her life. "I had to find a job because my father had a lung problem and I needed to find money so we could send him to the hospital." Maria met a person in her province who said he could find her a job in Manila.The documentary is a result of two years of undercover work and filming in the Philippines. "I thought I was going to work as a dishwasher in a restaurant," she said.It all started in 2002, when select members of then popular social networking site Guys4established a chat room called “TRIPPERS”.