San Fernando trafficker sentenced to 15 years in prison

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram April 04,2019 - 04:28 PM

Joy (not her real name) was sentenced to 15 years in jail by the Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 11. | PHOTO COURTESY OF IJM

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 32-year-old mother from San Fernando town in southern Cebu will be facing 15 years in prison after she confessed on sexually exploiting three minors, including her own daughter, on the internet.

Joy (not her real name) was sentenced to 15 years in jail by the Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 11. She pleaded guilty to attempted trafficking in persons before Presiding Judge Ramon Daomilas on April 3, 2019.

The suspect was also ordered to pay P1,150,000 in fines and damages, according to a statement issued by the International Justice Mission (IJM).

Operatives from the Women and Children Protection Center – Visayas Field Unit caught Joy last May 2018 in the act of offering online predators to stream sexual explicit acts of her then 14-year-old daughter in exchange for money. 

Lawyer John Tanagho, IJM – Cebu Field Office Director, lauded the outcome of the trial.

“Today’s conviction reflects excellent investigation by WCPC and prosecution by DOJ. This leads to timely justice for survivors and protects child victims from having to testify in court to their abuse,” Tanagho said. /bmjo

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