Complaints were filed in court on Monday against a 31-year-old female suspect who allegedly exposed four women including two minors to cyber-pornography inside her home in Sitio Tugas, Barangay Sta. Cruz in Calape.
PO2 Maria Fe Pedros of the Calape Police Station Women and Children’s Protection Desk told DYRD Balita that suspect Vivian Huraño was charged for violating Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act and RA 10364 or Qualified Human Trafficking in Persons Act.
Both are nonbailable charges.
According to SPO2 Angelo Namang, Huraño was arrested on Friday last week by the police in coordination with the Women and Children Protection Center, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and civil society group International Justice Mission (IJM).
Huraño was allegedly caught in the act offering the girls including a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old to foreigner clients online.
Authorities also found a smartphone believed to have been used to capture lewd footages of the girls and money transfer receipts inside the suspect’s house.
According to Namang, the victims performed lewd acts through the Internet in exchange for around $100(around P5,000).
Huraño was detained at the Calape lock-up jail while all the girls were rescued including the two minors who were placed under the custody of the PSWDO.
The IJM had placed Huraño under surveillance and her alleged cybersex den before authorities launched the operation led by an undercover agent, said Namang. (R. Tutas)