Two in­dicted for child pornog­ra­phy

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Mylen P. Manto/JBB

The Cebu City Pros­e­cu­tor's Of­fice has in­dicted two young women, a 21-year-old and a teenager, for al­legedly hir­ing mi­nors to per­form sex­u­ally ex­plicit acts and pose naked online.

Deputy City Pros­e­cu­tor Maria Theresa Gal­buganCasiño held for trial Ma. Cher­rylove Taboada, 21 and a 17-year-old girl, both res­i­dents of Barangay Tisa, Cebu City, af­ter find­ing prob­a­ble cause for the crime of qual­i­fied traf­fick­ing and child pornog­ra­phy.

In its com­plaint, the Women and Chil­dren Pro­tec­tion Cen­ter-Visayas Field Unit (WCPC-VFU) al­leged that on Septem­ber 1 it re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that both ac­cused were al­legedly en­gaged in online sex­ual ex­ploita­tion of chil­dren through live stream­ing shows.

The WCPC-VFU used a po­lice de­coy to serve as cus­tomer. The de­coy cre­ated a Face­book ac­count and got in touch with the ac­cused.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Taboada told the po­lice de­coy that they will send nude sexy photos and sexy videos to him for a fee and that they could also hire mi­nors to do the same. Nude photos of mi­nor girls were sent to the po­lice de­coy.

Taboada asked for $40 to $50 dol­lars as fee and gave in­struc­tions to send the money via a re­mit­tance ser­vice to her 17-year-old ac­com­plice with an ad­dress in Barangay Tisa.

On Septem­ber 9 at 11:10 a.m., the two girls were ar­rested fol­low­ing an en­trap­ment op­er­a­tion con­ducted by the WCPC-VFU.

Casiño rec­om­mended no bail for ei­ther of the ac­cused.

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