A 22-YEAR old college student who secretly filmed his two classmates while they were having sex and threatened to upload the sex video in Facebook if the couple will not give him P30,000 was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group in an entrapment operation in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna last Monday evening, PNP-ACG Director, Police Senior Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, announced today.
Suspect Adonis Evan P. de Leon, a resident of Silang, Cavite is now under the custody of Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office 4-A (RACO 4-A) detention facility and facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9995 or the “Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act”, R.A. 10175 or the “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012” and robbery-extortion, said Eleazar in a report to PNP Chief, Director General Ricardo C. Marquez.
The official said that their investigation showed that the suspect secretly made a sex video of his two classmates in Cavite during their class outing in Batangas and then demanded money from them.
He said that around 7:30 p.m. Monday, operatives of the RACO 4-A led by Police Chief Inspector Joseph Villaran arrested de Leon in an entrapment operation in Barangay Balibago, Sta. Rosa City.
The sting was conducted by the Cybercops with the full cooperation of the two victims whose names were withheld. Eleazar said that the two complainants, now graduating students sought the help of the RACO 4-A to arrest a man who have made repeated calls on them and threatened to upload their sex video in the internet if they will fail to give him P30,000.
Eleazar said that prior to the entrapment operations, the victims told the suspect they will send the money thru the Smart Money Padala in a shopping mall in Balibago Complex.
When the suspect claimed the money from the remittance company, he was immediately placed under arrest by the Cybercops.
Eleazar said that the complainants were surprised to learn that the man threatening to expose their sex video is one of their classmates. Recovered from the suspect’s possession was a mobile phone containing the couple’s sex video.
Monday’s operation in Sta. Rosa City was the latest conducted by the PNP-ACG against so-called internet predators. Last May 4, RACO 11 operatives arrested a Grade 6 married teacher in Davao City who forced his young student to have sex with him and threatened to expose her nude photographs in the social media when she tried to end their immoral relationship.
Eleazar said Jaime Oliva Jr., a 44-year old HEKASI teacher of the Davao City Special Education School is now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 7610 or Child Abuse, RA 10175 and RA 9995.
In a report to PNP Chief, Director General Ricardo C. Marquez, Eleazar said members of the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office 11 headed by Supt. Reynante Reyes arrested the suspect during an operation inside the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish located in Central Park Subdivision, Bangkal, Davao City.
The operation was conducted following a complaint from the student’s mother, said the official. According to Eleazar, the victim confessed to her mother that she and the suspect developed an intimate relationship in exchange for some monetary considerations including her school allowance.
“We learned that the suspect forced the minor to have a relationship with him and managed to take nude pictures of the victim while they were inside a motel,” the official said.
However, when the two had a misunderstanding, Oliva threatened to upload the naked photographs of the minor in Facebook. The PNP-ACG investigation showed that Oliva was able to get the password of the victim’s Twitter account. The suspect also demanded to have sex with a friend of the victim in exchange for not releasing her naked pictures in the social media.
Eleazar said the suspect was arrested right inside his vehicle during the entrapment operation launched with the help of the victim. Recovered from his possession were two mobile phones and a digital camera which have been subjected to a forensic examination by the PNP-ACG.
The suspect’s Ford Ecosport was also impounded by the RACO 11.
The arrest of the suspects prompted Eleazar to renew his call on parents and guardians to have a continuous communication with their children. “It involves patience, understanding and love so that our children will have an open communication with their parents. This is necessary to guide them in the use of the Internet in particular to avoid exposure to cybercriminals,” he said.
Eleazar maintained that preventing child abuse should be considered a high priority of all Filipinos, thus the need to further reinforce parenting and guardians’ skills by closely monitoring the child’s well-being.