Virtual sex chat bot girls
In most countries, webcam sex with an under-age girl is prohibited.
But it is much more difficult to prove abuse if the person is fictitious.
Thanks to the virtual girl Sweetie created by Terre des Hommes, more than a thousand men who had webcam sex have been identified worldwide.
They thought they were chatting with a ten-year-old girl.
As far as we know, Sweetie resulted in arrests in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Poland.
There was just one arrest purely on the basis of the chats with Sweetie.
The chatbots registered more than 20,000 webcam conversations, the details of which were passed on to Europol.Leiden and Tilburg legal experts examined the situation in 18 countries to see whether webcam sex with a virtual girl can actually be punishable by law.