Cy­ber­porn mother to face four charges

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - /CORRES PONDENT BEN­JIE B. TAL­ISIC

THE TWENTY-YEAROLD mother who al­legedly sold nude photos of her two teenaged sis­ters for cy­ber child pornog­ra­phy will face four sep­a­rate charges, which would most likely dis­al­low her to post bail.

Jen­nifer (not her real name) was ar­rested last Fri­day in Barangay Dum­log, Tal­isay City, during a joint op­er­a­tion by the Pro­vin­cial Pub­lic Safety Com­pany (PPSC), Spe­cial Weapons and Tac­tics (SWAT), Tal­isay City Po­lice, In­ter­na­tional Agency Coun­cil Against Traf­fick­ing, In­ter­na­tional Jus­tice Mis­sion (IJM), and the Depart­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and Devel­op­ment after a month­long sur­veil­lance of her al­leged ac­tiv­i­ties.

The op­er­a­tion was led by the Anti-Cy­ber Crime Unit headed by its re­gional di­rec­tor, Chief Insp.Leo Dofiles.

The anti-cy­ber­crime unit is now pre­par­ing charges of vi­o­la­tion of the Anti-Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons Act, the Anti-Cy­ber­crime Act, the An­tiChild Pornog­ra­phy act and the Anti-Child Abuse Act, and is set to file these cases with the Tal­isay City Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice on Mon­day, when in­quest pro­ceed­ings will be done.

Jen­nifer, who her­self has two chil­dren aged two years old and nine months old, is tem­po­rar­ily de­tained at the Tal­isay City Jail.

So­cial Wel­fare of­fi­cer Felipa Solana of the Tal­isay City gov­ern­ment said her two chil­dren have been turned over to their fa­ther.

Solana said they also ad­vised the fa­ther re­gard­ing his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to his chil­dren, now that his wife was in jail.

Mean­while, DSWD pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer Lea Quin­tana said they will study the needs of the res­cued teenagers and give them a psy­cho­log­i­cal de­brief­ing and coun­sel­ing. They will also be given a med­i­cal checkup.

Quin­tana said their re­cov­ery pro­gram would de­pend on the vic­tim’s re­sponse to ther­apy.

The agency will also look into the fam­ily sit­u­a­tion of the teenagers to de­ter­mine whether or not they will be put in dan­ger be­fore re­turn­ing them to their fam­i­lies.

CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MEN­DOZA

Jen­nifer (not her real name), who sold nude pic­tures of her two teenaged sis­ters, is now de­tained at the Tal­isay City Jail. Her own chil­dren are now with her hus­band.

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