PRO-18 requests cybercrime unit following cybersex den raid

Posted by watchmen
July 17, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Following the raid of a cybersex den in Bacolod City, where six children were rescued, Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) director, Police Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzales, said he will be sending a request to Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame for a cybercrime unit to serve the Negros Island Region (NIR).

Gonzales explained the PNP cybercrime division functions both within the country and can coordinate with agencies abroad through the International Police Organization (INTERPOL).

“If they can give two or three police cybercrime experts, that would be good,” he said.

Last week, operatives from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), the Bacolod City Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD), and the Women and Children Protection Center-Visayas (WCPC-Visayas) raided a cybersex den in Barangay 26.

Authorities rescued seven people, six of whom were minors, while cops arrested a 35-year-old woman, whose identity is still being withheld.

The woman has since been charged in violation of the cybercrime law, child abuse, and trafficking./DGB, WDJ

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