12 minors rescued from cybersex dens-A A +A
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- Police operatives have rescued 12 minors during simultaneous raids on alleged cybersex dens at the Marisol Manor Subdivision in Barangay Ninoy Aquino here on Monday.
Police reports reveal that the minors included a six-year-old boy.
Senior Inspector Evett Sizemore, City Police Office-Women and Children’s Protection Desk (ACPO-WCPD) chief, said the raid was made possible through the search warrant issued by Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Ma. Angelica Paras-Quiambao.
The raids included three residential houses situated along 5th Street in the said village. The raiding teams were composed of personnel from the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), WCPD, International Justice Mission (IJM), and volunteers.
The raid came following reports of alleged child prostitution activities. Police found four boys and eight girls, whose ages range from six to 14.
Computer units and other gadgets used in the alleged cybersex den operations were also seized by police operatives. Reports, however, failed to mention the names of the operatives of the alleged cybersex dens.
The rescued minors were taken to the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (formerly Ospital Ning Angeles) in Barangay Pampang for medical examination before being brought to the City Welfare and Development Office for temporary custody and protection.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 31, 2012.