BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Police have already filed charges for alleged qualified trafficking against a couple who allegedly sold nude photos of their children to foreigners.
City police director, Colonel Noel Aliño, told DNX Mary Rose Campaner, 28, and Romy Ligidligid, were charged for qualified trafficking in persons, a crime defined in the Philippines under Republic Act 9208, as amended by RA 11862 that both seek to provide protection against trafficking.
The couple, a jobless woman and a driver, allegedly took photos of their children, all minors, and sent these through the Internet to foreigners who paid them in exchange.
Operatives of the Visayas Field unit and the city Women’s amd Children’s Protection Desk led the entrapment operation with a Warrant to Search, Seize and Examination of Computer Data (WSSECD) on the house of the suspects in Tumpok Dos, a community in Espinos Village in Taculing, an urban village here.
Alino did not provide additional details on the case, however.