The PNP CYBERCOPS arrested MARIA CECILLA CAPARAS-REGALACHUELO a.k.a “Cecille Caparas” and MARK ANDREY RAFOLS y SESALDO at Norzagaray, Bulacan by virtue of Warrants of Arrest for Violation of Republic Act 9208 (Qualified Trafficking in Persons) and for Violation of Section 10a of Republic Act 7610 issued by HON. SITA JOSE CLEMENTE, Presiding Judge, RTC Branch 16, Malolos, Bulacan a report submitted by PSSUPT RECZON TITO T ACABADO, Acting Director of PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group to the Chief PNP, RONALD “BATO” DELA ROSA.
The sextortion queen was arrested at her house at about 9:00 AM, yesterday, September 15, 2016 led by PCINSP ARMIE S AGBUYA, said PSSUPT ACABADO.
On 2014, the PNP ACG launched the STRIKEBACK 2 to arrest sextortion activities in the country. The warrants of arrest are the result of the operation conducted against the accused operating in Bulacan that engaged in sextortion activities.
Their modus operandi is to engage foreign nationals in a sexually explicit chat conversation under an assumed female account and inviting to go live via webcam and persuade potential victim to perform sexually explicit acts while being recorded without the knowledge of the victim, said the official.
PSSUPT ACABADO said that the video recording will be the means used in extorting money from their victim with the threat that the recorded video will be uploaded, distributed or will be sent to the victim’s family members and friends via internet.
It is very alarming that sextortion activities still exist in the country and the Philippines is one of the top countries with high record of sextortion, said Acabado.
We are encouraging parents, local officials and members of the community to report the same modus operandi to our office and to the local police, Acabado further said.