Stings like this one to rescue young women are more common, as are arrests and convictions.But the sex trafficking industry, as always, seems a step ahead in the game. IVY CASTILLO, Officer, Manila Police Cybercrime Center: That’s only one but there are a lot. So, they’re pretending that this is a real modeling agency to entrap the young girls?FRED DE SAM LAZARO: They’re asked to submit pictures that seem innocuous, facial shots, ostensibly part of the selection process.IVY CASTILLO: The next requirement is with a two-piece.FRED DE SAM LAZARO: At the police cyber-crime center, officer Ivy Castillo explained one of the many ways that vulnerable young women are tricked into the trade. It has all the trappings of a glamorous fashion model agency, especially to a young rural Filipina girl.IVY CASTILLO: At first, they are requested to send this image.Most of the site is sectioned off with both videos and photos of the different girls and their home countries. Thankfully for visitors to Angeles City, Filipina massage sex is alive and well.
The biggest center was Angeles City, now apparently a scary ghost town of struggling prostitutes following the closure of US military bases in the 90s.
These include a huge mix of people -- some maybe in it for the money, some for love, some to try something new.