ILIGAN CITY —– Police arrested Thursday morning (May 2) a mother for taking malicious videos of her three young children and a niece, at her house in Barangay Maria Cristina, here.
This was during the entrapment and rescue operation, jointly conducted by the Philippine National Police-Women and Children Protection Center (PNP-WCPC), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – Region 10 and its counterpart in Iligan City, the Iligan City Police Office-City Intelligence Detection and Management Branch and Iligan City Police Station (ICPS) 2, in coordination with the International Justice Mission (IJM).
Police Captain Taha Tambog, chief of ICPS 2, said the suspect was caught in the act of taking videos of the private parts of the children.
She was selling those video footages to foreigners who became her clients for almost a year according to Tambog.
Authorities were able to siezed her cellular phones with hers and the children's sensual videos.
"We were also able to recover the receipts of the money transfer," Tambog said.
The children are now under the custody of the City Social Welfare and Development Office while the suspect is at the custody of ICPS 2.
She is facing charges in violation of Republic Act 10364 or Anti-Trafficking in Person, RA 7610 or Protection Against Child Abuse, RA 9775 or Crime of Child Pornography and RA 10175 or Cybercrime Prevention Act.