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.
Western Union, Pay Pal and others have reported concerns in the past.
They tied him up with the first thing they could grab, an i Phone charging cord, before he could hit the button.
Children’s clothing is on the floor as members of the National Bureau of Investigation anti-human trafficking division gather evidence during a raid at the home of suspected child webcam cybersex operator David Timothy Deakin. “I’ve got files of frigging everything.” The AP and investigators asked him repeatedly why he had images of children engaged in sexual acts on his computer and bondage and fetish tools in his apartment.
FBI agents looking for abusers search Bit Torrent to spot people sharing exploitive images.
Agents said he had a webpage open to wipe his phone clean.He was licensed as a roofing contractor in his 30s, seasonal work which left winters free; he used the time to study computers.Illinois court records show Deakin was arrested on marijuana and drunken driving charges several times before visiting the Philippines in 1998.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 a 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.