Teenager rescued from neighbor-pimp

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Sunday, May 18, 2014


A MINOR was rescued from her pimp neighbor last Saturday night.

The victim, a 17-year-old from Barangay Matina Aplaya, Davao City, along with her mother, went to the San Pedro Police Station to file a complaint against their 44-year-old female neighbor.

According to the mother, she read a text message from the neighbor on her daughter’s cellphone about a sex deal with a man.

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She confronted her daughter about it, who admitted that she was pimped by the neighbor last May 10.

The girl said she was instructed to go to Ilustre Street to meet up with a man who brought her to a motel.

"Wala koy nahimo kay nahadlok man ko mao to nga nahilabtan gyud ko (I couldn’t resist, I was afraid)," the victim said.

The police then set up an entrapment operation with the pimp and the customer, a 40-year-old employee of a big company in Tibungco using the girl’s cellphone, resulting to their arrest.

The victim's mother said she is determined to sue. In a separate interview, the suspect said the victim was not forced.

"Nangutana siya nako kung asa daw ko moadto last May 10. Miingon ko nga mangwarta ko sa Ilustre. Mihangyo siya nako nga mokuyog, pero ako siyang giingnan nga dili ko kay basin masuko ang iyang mama. Pero miingon siya nga bahala na kay nagkinahanglan gyud siya og kuwarta. Mao to nga ako siyang gipauban (She asked me where I was going last May 10. I told her that I was going to make some money at Ilustre. She then asked me to take her with me and I told her I wouldn't because her mother would get angry. She said, however, that she doesn't care since she really needs the money, so I let her come with me)," the woman said.

The girl said the woman gave her P500 for her first customer and booked her with two others.

"Kadtong ikaduha na nga kustomer, wala na ko misugot, nagpasumangil nga mangihi, dayon miuli ko. Ug nasundan pa gyud to, ikatulo na unta, iya kong gi-text nga naa na say customer, pero wala ko misipot (There was another customer, but I no longer pushed through with it. I made the excuse that I needed to go to the toilet, but instead went home. She texted me again that there was another customer but I didn't show up)," the victim said.

The pimp and customer are currently detained awaiting charges to be filed against them.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 19, 2014.

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