(Business names in this case are being withheld because of the ongoing investigation.) Records in Deakin’s townhouse included debit cards for money transfer services, including Smart Money and Payoneer.The raid began just before dawn, as seven vanloads of police, investigators, lawyers and social workers rolled out of Manila, past rice paddies and water buffalo, and into a town that was once a large US military base, now a major red light district.He described a series of houseguests, people he let crash in his small place from down the street, other countries. And this: “There was no children in front of the cam in my house, not even dressed, as far as I know, not even with their frigging mothers as far as I know.” At one point, he told AP the images might have inadvertently slipped in when he downloaded massive files using Bit Torrent.
The charges were dismissed, and he was supposed to leave the country.
But he stayed, remotely running computer systems for clients around the world, and hosting, he said, tens of thousands of websites as well.
Even as they burst in, he was streaming illicit content through the Tor network, which disguised his identity.
Agents said he had a webpage open to wipe his phone clean.
Deakin’s arrest on April 20 reveals one of the darkest corners of the internet, where pedophiles in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia pay facilitators on the other side of the world to sexually abuse children, even babies, directing their moves through online livestreaming services.