CABANATUAN City -- The National Bureau of Investigation-Cabanatuan District Office headed by Pedro C. Roque Jr. raided two suspected cybersex dens in San Jose City and seized several computer sets, gadgets and equipment believed used in the alleged illicit operation.
Raided were the Teplink Group of Companies at the 2nd and 3rd floors of Marc Tower Building and the Polish & Pearl Office, both located along Maharlika Highway, San Jose City and managed, respectively, by Warly Garcia and Jessa Jacaban.
Roque said the twin operation was conducted last October 11 on the strength of two search warrants issued by Judge Trese D. Wenceslao, of the Cabanatuan City Regional Trial Court Branch 28 for violation of Section 4(c)(1) of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
Roque said his men and members of the NBI-Digital Forensics Laboratory swooped down on the two establishments and seized 27 computer desktops, 30 computer monitors with 27 computer CPUs, five cable modems, three network routers, three units of CCTV recorders with eight surveillance cameras, and four telephones.
“Negative kami sa huli pareho, pero ’yung isang puwesto kahit may mga tao sa loob, off na lahat ang computers nila kaya kai-langan pa ng findings ng digital forensics para maisampa for preliminary investigation ang kaso,” Roque told this reporter yesterday.
He said the two firms were believed used as front for their cybersex operation where the supposed “chat operators” or online marketing agents would engage its viewers in a chat-mode by showing recorded videos of women doing simulated sex in exchange for money through payments of credit cards.
Roque said the hard drives of the seized computers were taken for forensic examination by the NBI while documents are being readied for the filing of charges for violation of RA 10175 against Garcia and Jacaban before the City Prosecutor’s Office in San Jose City.