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They thought they were chatting online with a 10-year-old girl in the Philippines.In truth, they were talking to an incredibly realistic-looking computer-generated child.Now that fake girl could help authorities identify very real child predators."Sweetie" is the creation of Dutch children's rights organization Terre des Hommes.Over the course of a 2.5-month sting operation, the group says, Sweetie helped Terre des Hommes identify more than 1,000 adults from 71 countries willing to pay children in developing countries to perform sex acts before a Webcam.On Monday, it announced that it would hand over video footage of the interactions to international police organization Interpol.Sweetie first interacted with the potential predators in public chat rooms.



For the "Becoming Sweetie" project (PDF of detailed report), Terre de Homme paired with Avaaz.org, an activist group that campaigns on international issues from corruption to poverty to climate change.Terre de Homme says Webcam sex with minors is a phenomenon that's proliferating fast as access to cheap Internet in developing countries grows.The practice, it says, generally involves men from wealthy Western countries paying children from poor countries for online sex shows."These children are usually forced to do this by adults or by extreme poverty," Hans Guyt, director of campaigns at Terre des Hommes Netherlands, said in a statement.

"Sometimes they have to testify against their own family, which is almost an impossible thing to do for a child." At any given moment, there are 750,000 child predators connected to the Internet, according to the United Nations and the FBI.

The adults identified in the Sweetie sting mostly come from the United States, Britain, and India. " User: "Naked." Sweetie and her chat partner agreed on a $20 fee to be paid by a wire transfer and Sweetie asked for the person's Skype address, but didn't take the chat any further, according to the AP.