He further gave the assurance that they will do all they can to rescue more children from the clutches of such perpetrators and bring them to justice.
The erring parent will be charged with committing violations under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, Anti-Child Pornography Act, and Anti-Child Abuse Law.
PCOL Maria Sheila T. Portento, Chief of the Anti-Human Trafficking in Person Division (ATIPD) adds that: “The Philippine National Police is fully committed to hold those exploiting children online accountable for their crimes. We will not stop until all those exploiting the most vulnerable children are held accountable.” The suspect has been charged with violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, in relation to the Anti-Child Abuse Act and the Cyber-crime Prevention Act of 2012.
The survivors are now in care of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) and are receiving aftercare interventions to help them overcome their trauma.
So far in IJM-supported cases, more than 80 people have been convicted in the Philippines for cybersex trafficking of children since 2011. IJM has supported Philippine law enforcement agencies in operations that led to the arrest of more than 200 cybersex trafficking perpetrators and the rescue of almost 600 victims and children-at-risk across the country.
Learn more about cybersex trafficking of children here.
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