Cybersex operators next in Duterte's list

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014


DAVAO CITY -- After warning hardened criminals and rice smugglers, City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has also warned cybersex den operators to stop their illegal activities in the city or face death.

"I will never compromise with cybersex. Basta kanang ingon-anang binastos labi na sa mga bata ug mga babaye, dili gyud na pwede. Patay gyud na sila sa akoa (That kind of obscenity, especially involving children and girls, I definitely won't allow it. They will die)," Duterte said in an interview after the induction of officers of the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) at the Grand Men Seng Hotel Tuesday evening.

But the city mayor said he has no guts to kill women and children. But if the cybersex den is operated by men, he said he will not hesitate to kill them.

The Anti-Cyber Crime Group (ACCG) recently arrested two women who allegedly operated a cybersex den in Barangay 76-A Bucana on Davao City during a raid last Saturday.

Duterte added that due to his anger, he inadvertently suspected that even a clergyman is involved in the lewd webcam trade.

"Naay tig pangalawat. Nagapangalawat sya (He gives communion to people)," he said without divulging the identity of the suspect.

The anti-cyber crime body is deepening its investigation on the 10 suspected cybersex dens in Davao Region after the arrest of two cybersex den operators identified as April Lyn Sinasap, 24, and her sister Kristin Abaro-Sinasap, 30.

The two have been charged before the City Prosecutor’s Office.
ACCG head Chief Inspector Crisle Cainong, in a recent press conference, said the operation of cybersex dens may become more accessible through the so-called piso-net wherein users can already access the internet at P1 for three to five minutes.

The ACCG head revealed that the seven minor victims rescued during the operation at Barangay 76-A were told to strip and dance while having a video chat with foreign clients through either Skype or Yahoo Messenger.

Cainong also said that after checking the Western Union receipts recovered from the possession of the cybersex den operators, they found out that a show would cost P12,000 or more depending on the age and the performance level. (Sun.Star Davao)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 20, 2014.

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