Man uploads sex video with minor gf, nabbed

A MAN  from El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental was arrested for  uploading thru Facebook Messenger a sex video of him and his former minor girlfriend.

Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) director, Brigadier General Dennis P. Agustin identified the arrested suspect as John Mechs Paglinawan, a 22-year-old resident of Purok 2, Cogon, Upper Linabo in El Salvador City.

Agustin said members of the Regional Anti-Crime Unit 10, with the assistance of the El Salvador City Police Station and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development arrested the suspect in an entrapment inside a local bakeshop at 4:30 p.m. last Friday.

The police official added that RACU 10 officers led by Lieutenant Colonel Benbo Jumalon  conducted the sting followjng a complaint from the minor.

It turned out the suspect and the teenager used to be ‘lovers.’ However, the man secretly filmed some of their sexual activities and shared the same with the victim’s classmate thru their group chat.

Agustin said the suspect is facing charges for violation of Republic Act  9262 (Violence Against women and Their Children Act) in relation to RA 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act); violation of RA 9775 (Child Pornography Act); violation of RAt 9995 (Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act); and RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act).

“We are urging victims of similar crimes to immediately report the same to our office for appropriate police assistance. We assure that their names will be kept in utmost secrecy,” the official said.