THE mother of three fulfilled the kinkiest, lewdest fantasies of men she had never met. For cash, she had sex online with perverts from different parts of the world. Soon, her clients got tired of her. And they started requesting for kiddie pornography.
Undaunted, she offered her daughters aged two, four and six.
Joint elements of PNP Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATIPD), Women and Children Protection Center (CDPC) and Malabon Police Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) rescued the three siblings and arrested her mother as well as three other relatives who allegedly used them in an online pornography racket Friday evening in Malabon City.
Malabon police chief Senior Supt. Harry Espela said the raid led by ATIPD head Sr. Supt. Villamor Tuliao was carried out at around 11:45 p.m. on 10 Sulucan St. Bgy. Hulong Duhat with the assistance of the International Justice Mission.
Arrested were the three kids mother identified as Marynel Cruz, 26, her sister Mary Jane, 24 and parents Mary Levy, 47 and Nelson, 51.
Malabon police WCPD investigators PO2 Mary June Belza, PO2 Diana Palmones and PO3 Lalaine Paglinawan said the ATIPD discovered the family racket after police in Norway arrested one of the clients of the Cruz family and informed Philippine authorities about the identity of the suspect.
This prompted Sr. Supt. Tuliao to order an investigation and surveillance until they confirmed that Marynel offered sex online to foreigners. Sometimes she was asked to perform using sex toys and even exploit even her children in sexual act on live stream. Marynel admitted to PO2 Belza that she offered her daughters when the clients started asking for young girls.
Belza added that the children had just finished performing when they swooped in.
Recovered from the room with a sliding door were electronic dildo, laptop, router, flash disk, three smart phones, sim card, nighties and money remittance.
The suspects would be charged with violation of Republic Act No. 9208, or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003; Republic Act No. 9775, or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009; Republic Act No. 7610, or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, and grave scandal in relation to the Electronic Commerce Act.
Sr. Supt. Tuliao said the rescued children, two girls and one boy, were placed under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.