THE Australian federal police wants justice be served for the victims of alleged Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully, Regional State Prosecutor Jaime Umpa said Tuesday.
Umpa said two members of the Australian police have come all the way to Cagayan de Oro City to monitor court proceedings on the six charges Scully is facing before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 37.
The Tuesday court hearing for Scully's qualified trafficking and rape by sexual assault charges, however, was moved due to the absence of Judge Jose Escobido.
The prosecution was supposed to continue presenting their witnesses while the defense was set to cross examine them on the witness stand.
"Actually we had a meeting. The Australian police presence is to closely monitor the progress of the case. To see to it that proceedings is proper and making sure that justice is served to the victims," Umpa said.
Umpa said the Australian police has been helping the prosecution panel by providing indispensable information such as Scully's foreign partners.
Umpa also said the foreign links and conspirators of Scully from around the world will be handed over to the international police (Interpol).
"Naa close coordination ang Australian police nga in cases like this mao ni ilang trabaho ilang gina-monitor other citizens who are partners of Scully then ipasa sa Interpol," Umpa said.
"They are closely working sa mga kasabwat ni Scully sa abroad kasi yung mga obscene videos ipapadala yun sa mga partners ni Scully at kumikita siya," Umpa added.
Umpa said the Australian police has been compiling evidence on Scully's suspected human trafficking activities abroad involving the latter's friends in different countries.
Umpa said the 69 other criminal lawsuits against Scully and several cohorts have been filed in different courts in Northern Mindanao last September 27, after the Department of justice (DOJ) found probable cause to indict all of the accused.
"Actually nag-anhi ang mga Australian police kay wala sila kabalo nga naay laing 6 cases si Scully sa CDO. Ang ilang nahibal-an is kadtong 69 lang nga handled by the DOJ after they saw my interview sa Australian media personalities. Nag-adto dayon sila sa akong office," Umpa said.