CIDG-7 reminds women: Do not share nude photos online
19-year-old man caught in Lapu-Lapu for threatening to share nude photos of 21-year-old woman
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) is reminding women not to share or post nude photos online so these can’t be used against them in the future.
This was what Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the CIDG-7, said following the arrest of a 19-year-old man on Monday, January 31, 2022, for allegedly threatening to share nude photos of a 21-year-old woman is she refused to have sex with him.
The suspect, who was arrested in Lapu-Lapu City, was identified by police as Paul Vincent Valiente, 19, a resident of Consolacion town, northern Cebu.
“[Mag ingat] dahil sa social media, ang daming manloloko. ‘Di mo kilala. Mag ingat po tayo and hindi basta basta na magtitiwala sa tao na dyan mo lang nakikilala sa social media,” Dalogdog said.
(Be careful because in social media, there are a lot of scammers. You don’t know them. Let’s be careful and not easily trust anyone who you just met on social media.)
Dalogdog clarified, based on the information relayed to him, that the two were not in a relationship.
The victim met the suspect only through the social media site, Facebook. The victim only sent her photos in exchange for money to help her sustain her needs.
“Habang nagkakaroon na sila ng conversation, itong suspect ay humihingi ng nude photos sa biktima and nag promise na itoy babayaran nya,” Dalogdog said.
(While they were having a conversation, the suspect asked nude photos of the victim and promised to pay for the photos.)
However, when the victim sent the nude photos through Facebook, the suspect blackmailed her. He allegedly called her and said he would want to have sex with her. If she did not agree, he would share the nude photos online and to relatives.
As per CIDG-7’s record, Dalogdog said that hours prior to his arrest, the victim still received the same threat.
“Dahil sya ay isang estudyante at sya ay nangangailangan ng pera so siguro hindi nya naisipan ng maayos ng dahil sa pangangailangan. Kaya lang sa ganitong pamamaraan ay napaka delikado,” he added.
(Because she is a student and she needed money, so maybe she didn’t think about it well. But this style is very dangerous.)
The victim went to the CIDG Lapu-Lapu City to seek help with her situation.
Dalogdog said they are trying to find out if the suspect had other victims prior to this case.
Valiente, who is currently detained at the CIDG-7 Lapu-Lapu City, will be facing violations for Republic Act 9262 or the Violence Against Women and Children in relation to Section 4 and Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 and Republic Act 9995 or the Anti Photo and Video Voyeurism Act.
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