“Why is everyone asking about children coming into my house?
” said Deakin, 53, his wrists bound with a zip tie.
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.
Bit Torrent is data tool used legitimately by academics and artists, but also by child pornographers and other criminals because large amounts of digital content can be moved and sorted.
Mabalacat, Philippines — The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. In his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts.
Penciled on the wall, someone had scrawled “My Mom and Dad love me” and a broken heart.
Records in Deakin’s town house included debit cards for money transfer services, including Smart Money and Payoneer. The vans passed Fields Avenue, a notorious street lined with bars, strip clubs and massage parlors; shops advertise Viagra and lingerie-clad women beckon customers.
We will really put them in jail and they will die in jail.” ———— Bare-chested and slick with sweat, his breath sour and glasses foggy, Deakin watched agents — including FBI computer analysts — crouch on his bed over open computers, rushing to find and preserve hidden files.
The tip that led authorities to Deakin came, as they often do, when an online international money transfer service notified an American internet provider about a suspicious account.
But in the tranquil garden of a shelter for sexual exploitation survivors about 60 miles south of Deakin’s town house, 19-year-old Cassie described her ordeal.
AP did not use her whole name to protect her privacy. “He needed some girl to show her whole body in front of the camera,” she said.