According to this shocking documentary, mothers are being caught selling access to their own children to pedophiles.
A London-based presenter travelled to Philippines to film a documentary called Mums Selling Their Kids For Money.
The horrifying scenes from the episode where two women who have several children, from the age of five, are seen accepting money in exchange for access to their youngsters.
Despite the evidence, the mothers who were arrested by the undercover Homeland Security Investigations officers, they shockingly blame the crimes on their children.
In her latest documentary for BBC Three, Stacey also met women who sexually abuse their own children on webcams.
Not only do the mothers featured abuse their children live for paedophiles across the globe, but they also traffic their children for hands-on abuse to travelling paedophiles – many of whom come from the US and the UK.
Stacey, who has spent a decade making films for BBC Three, spends time with an undercover Homeland agent named ‘Mike’.
Mike was successful in making contact with such women by forming a fake identity, and to gather the evidence he needed he asked the women what they would allow their children do.
He said that the mothers were willing to be directed by paying customers over a webcam to complete horrible acts on their children in return for money.
Mike said: ‘Some of these guys sometimes ask for the most horrendous abuse of a child.
‘They could ask for a child to be lit on fire, basically tortured. Some of these guys you read their [online chats], they’re obviously terribly sick people, they’re monsters.’
Stacey operated a live sting operation on two mothers, who are also sisters.
They arranged to meet with Mike at a private villa where they explained their girls ‘can do sex’ before he handed over money as part of the transaction.
After gathering the evidence on camera Mike and his team were able to arrest the two women.
Shockingly, the women showed no remorse, and so Stacey visited the pair in prison afterwards to see if they realised the extent of their crime.
But the presenter was shocked to hear that the women pin the blame on their children.
‘It was the kids, they initiated it themselves,’ one of the women claimed through tears.
‘Many youths do things they shouldn’t. There are things the parents can’t control. But I’m not selling [them]…’
The women are now facing life sentence for child trafficking, child abuse and child pornography.
Stacey told the cameras: ‘A, I know that’s a complete lie and B, to have that mentality when you’re supposed to be the person that protects them is just so depressing.
‘It’s such a disappointment and they just confirm that it was right to take those kids away from them two.’
‘It’s a really complicated situation and your emotions are back and forth,’ Stacey says as she observes the children being taken away.
‘Part of you is delighted that the operation is going well because ultimately the kids are going to be safe and well in the future, but then you remind yourself that there are no real winners because these kids are going to have their mums taken away from them.
‘It’s very sad, it’s very grey, and there is no black and white.’