Cebu couple: Nothing wrong with child pornography and cybersex

( The parents of six children who ordered their children to perform cybersex in front of a web camera for $25 per viewing said they did not see anything wrong with child pornography and cybersex, reports ABS-CBN News. The couple, whose pimping methods made headlines yesterday, is facing charges of human trafficking, child abuse, and pornography.

"Akala nila dahil walang direktang physical contact, walang epekto sa mga bata pero actually malalim ang nagiging psychological effect, (They think that since there's no physical contact, it has no effect on the children but actually there are profound psychological effects)," said President of End Child Prostitution and Trafficking Amihan Abueva.

The children, aged 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15, are now in the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Services.  "Hinahanapan ngayon ng Philippine Women's Commission ng maayos na paaralan ang mga bata kung saan mabubuhay sila ng normal (The Philippine Women's Commission are looking for a good school for the children where they can live normally)," said Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale.

According to the report, the couple will be arraigned at Cebu's Lapu-Lapu court on June 22.  The wife, who is six months pregnant, said the public should not judge them, reports ABS-CBN. According to Cebu Councilor Edgardo Labella, reports Sun Star, the Philippines has the second largest list of potential online sex partners, after India. One website, he said, claimed to offer 292,257 potential Filipino cybersex partners.

For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBN News and Sun Star.

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