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3 minors rescued from online sex trade in Cavite

AGENT of the National Bureau of Investigation have rescued three minors in Dasmariñas City, Cavite who were allegedly forced to do online sexual acts in front of American patrons in exchange for money.

NBI Officer-in-Charge Eric B. Distor said the rescue operation stemmed from a case referral from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), that a mother was allegedly peddling pornographic materials of her daughter and the latter’s two friends to American male customers.

Distor said the incidents transpired from 2018 and early months of 2019, wherein the suspect, after sending the pornographic materials via Facebook, allegedly received a total of USD $2, 680 from American patrons.

During a surveillance operation, the suspect was later identified by NBI-Anti-Human Trafficking Division and an operation against her was immediately hatched.

On January 8, 2021, the NBI-AHTRAD together with the Philippine National Police–Women and Children Protection Center (PNP-WCPC) and Dasmariñas City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) conducted an operation and rescued the victims.

After the operation, the minor victims were turned over to the care and custody of the DSWD.