But Herschell was busted after a trio of his victims bravely spoke to a CNN film crew. Department of Homeland Security agents saw the film, spoke to the girls and tracked down Herschell.
They talked to the producers of "The Fighters," a documentary about sex trafficking in Asia that aired earlier this month. They raided his home and found computers, cellphones and hard drives containing dozens of disgustingly explicit videos and images of children.
When Philippine police smashed into the one-bedroom house, they found three girls aged 11, seven and three lying naked on a bed.
At the other end of the room stood the mother of two of the children – the third was her niece – and her eldest daughter, aged 13, who was typing on a keyboard.
By raising awareness of its plight, we hope to preserve the habitat it needs and end the killing of the birds.
We will be sending Neil Rettig and Kike Arnal to the Philippines in February of 2016 to scout locations for a wild cam.
The relatively new crime of webcam sex tourism is spreading rapidly, with new digital technologies sparking what the United Nations calls an "alarming growth of new forms of child sexual exploitation online." The FBI says it's epidemic, and that at any given moment, 750,000 child predators are online.
Almost every case stems from the Philippines, where good English speakers, increased internet connections and widespread international cash transfer systems combine with widespread poverty and easy access to vulnerable kids.
There have been as many as three busts a week there this spring.
Authorities considered that operation in 2011 to be a one-off case.
But the next month, another family was caught in the same area.
The documentary showed the girls talking about what their clients ordered them to do.