Cybersex den uncovered

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Friday, July 11, 2014

THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Iloilo province has uncovered a cybersex den preying on girls for sex play in the Internet for American and Australian customers.

The CIDG swooped down Thursday afternoon, July 10, a two-storey house at Barangay Sinikway, La Paz and caught four girls -- all natives at Barangay Roxas Ocho while chatting with their foreign customers.

Superintendent Peter Naboye of CIDG said the girls were recruited by their neighbor Cheryl Gadong to work in a cybersex den in Iloilo City with better pay for their performance.


Lea Gerapista, 30, and her high school niece were enticed to work to earn money and help their family back in Tapaz, Capiz.

Naboye said that house owner Helen Delotavo was also arrested and detained along with the three others at the CIDG holding center at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City. They will be charged with violating Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

The mother of Gerapista said in an interview that Lea has a four-year-old child and found work in a computer shop to give money to the family.

Her niece went with her and went to school in La Paz without understanding what her computer work was all about.

The operation is the third time the CIDG busted cybercrime syndicates in a span of one week.

Last Wednesday, July 9, combined elements of CIDG anti cyber crime group based in Camp Crame, Metro Manila and Iloilo City police office arrested a total of 44 Taiwanese including 4 women suspected engage in an international blackmail, cyber money laundering and telecommunications fraud. [Read the related story here.]

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