READ: New tech fueling boom in child sex tourism Australian Federal Police investigations showed that the suspect traveled 65 times in a span of one and a half years to China, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Records showed that he traveled to the Philippines 15 times during the said period.
Like his friends, he earns up to 200 dollars per month.
These children may suffer from long-term psychological harm, in addition to missing the chance for an education.
According to authorities, Gholamreza is a naturalized Australian citizen born in Tehran.
He arrived in the Philippines from Sydney on August 19 to meet a minor he met through Facebook.
“They tell me that, ‘I will send you money if you show me your body, your naked body,’ and yes I will show it, and they will send me money.” The world he and his friends inhabit is the seedy collection of internet cafes, some of them with private cubicles, where teenagers can ‘perform’ on web-cams for foreign customers.Facebook personnel flagged authorities when they discovered numerous naked photos of a 13-year old girl posted in chat sessions with the suspect, known as "Nick Mrison" on the social networking site.Facebook immediately closed the suspect's account and alerted the United States National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Australian Federal Police.MANILA – Facebook posts helped police nab a suspected Australian "sex tourist" at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday.Anti-child pornography operatives of the Philippine National Police-Women and Children Protection Center (PNP-WCPC) arrested Farhanipour Gholamreza on suspicion of involvement in child sex tourism and pornography at the NAIA Terminal 1 Monday, just as he was leaving the Philippines.