After arriving at the two-story house in Negros Oriental -- located in the central Visayas region of the Philippines -- Andrea found that her new home would become both workplace and prison. For the next few months, Andrea said she was one of seven girls, between age 13 and 18, who spent day and night satisfying the sexual fantasies of men around the world.
Ramores says it's essential for the public to have a new context in which to interpret any suspicious behavior: "Unless there will be whistle-blowers, we won't be able to catch them.
We need people to be aware and to cooperate with us in order for us to track these kinds of crimes."Andrea was rescued after being held for three months, when one of the other girls escaped and told the authorities.
The crime may be a virtual one but the emotional scars are very real."They have low self-esteem, don't respect themselves, and for those who spent a long time in the dens -- they often behave in a way that is very flirty ...
when they see men, they sometimes cannot control themselves," she said.
She thought she was leaving her impoverished life for an opportunity to earn money to finish high school.