Three suspects were arrested, including the British man’s alleged partners in crime, and the National Bureau of Investigation seized evidence for forensic examination.
“The victims were mostly quiet in the van, but later they were ready to answer questions.
Close to 10% of Filipinos live outside the Philippines.
A British man was convicted last month for sexually exploiting children who live in this poor neighborhood in the Philippines.
One minor was rescued, but the search for a 10-year-old girl shown in the abusive online photographs continues.
The British man had often been the one directing the abusive acts via webcam from his home in London.
On Monday, August 17—the day after IJM completed the first operation—another team of IJM staff assisted the regional anti-cybercrime police with an operation to arrest the suspected trafficker.
Charges are still being framed, but she may face penalties for both street-based trafficking and child pornography.
She adds that these cases represent a growing need for more shelters that are prepared to care for boys.
Most shelters for trafficking survivors are set up for girls.