NBI nabs Briton for cyberpornography

By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol May 19,2016 - 11:14 PM
BRITISH NATIONAL ARRESTED BY NBI/MAY 19,2016:Wade LLoyd Allsopp a British National listen to a reporter as he was interview regarding his arrest on human trafficking by the NBI 7 agent in a uptown Hotel with a companion of 7 female believe to be her victims.(CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Wade Lloyd Allsopp (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

AGENTS of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI 7) yesterday arrested a British national for allegedly recruiting and exposing seven women to cyberpornography.

Wade Lloyd Allsopp, 52, was arrested inside one of the rooms of a hotel in Barangay Camputhaw, Cebu City past 4 p.m. in the company of seven women from the cities of Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo.

The NBI 7 recovered two laptops and two digital cameras that contained nude photos of the women.

NBI 7 Special Investigator Arnel Pura said Allsopp would face charges for violating Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act, and Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

The NBI, acting on an informant’s tip, placed the hotel under surveillance for two weeks before they raided Allsopp’s room. When they barged inside the room, Pura said one of the victims was half-naked.

Based on their investigation, Pura said Allsopp took nude photos of the women and would sell them abroad via the Internet. Allsopp also had sex with some of the victims, he added.

NBI 7 Assistant Director Ernesto Macabare said the women, whose ages were still being determined, were all treated as victims and would be interviewed to get more information about Allsopp’s operations in Cebu.

The victims, Macabare said, all claimed to be above 18 years old. They were nonetheless entrusted by the NBI to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Sought for comment, Allsopp said he came to Cebu a week ago for vacation.

“I came here to have a good time, not to exploit women. There are many bad guys out there, and I’m not one of them,” he claimed.

Allsopp claimed he was a retired finance officer from England and described the allegations against him as “unfounded.”

“I have no intention in getting money from the girls. Instead, I want to help them succeed in life and have a descent future,” he said.

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