The 53-year-old suspect originally from Peoria, Illinois, has been in the Philippines since 2000.He told The Associated Press he didn't make videos of children. Child sex tourism victimizes approximately 2 million children around the world.Users of children for commercial and sexual purposes can be categorized by motive.
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A few governments have enacted laws to allow prosecution of its citizens for child sexual abuse committed outside of their home country.
However, while laws against child sex tourism may deter situational offenders who may act impulsively, pedophiles who travel specifically for the purpose of exploiting children are not easily deterred.
Authorities are reviewing about 30 hard drives, as well as numerous computers, to find suspected buyers and victims.
Deakin has been charged with cybercrime, child pornography, child abuse and child trafficking.