We will really put them in jail and they will die in jail.” FBI computer analysts 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.
But his home was filled with junk, his refrigerator near empty.
Stacks of used egg cartons fell from the shelves, and a half-eaten pot of cold rice sat on the stove.
When they reached Deakin’s apartment, a small cadre went to his door.
Even as they burst in, he was streaming illicit content through the Tor network, which disguised his identity.
THE suspected paedophile 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.
Pencilled on the wall, someone had scrawled “My Mom and Dad love me” and a broken heart.
“You know what you’ve done in this room,” an investigator told Deakin. Shrugging, he said one of them was probably a few doors away with her cousin.
Minutes later, two girls, 9 and 11 years old, were rescued by police.
The raid began just before dawn, as seven vanloads of police, investigators, lawyers, and social workers rolled out of Manila, past rice paddies and water buffalos, and into a town that was once a large US military base, now a major red light district.