July 6, 2012
MANILA, Philippines – An American and his Filipina live-in partner were arrested before dawn Friday for running a cybersex den in Parañaque City.
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents caught American national Rex Spencer and his live-in partner, Arlene Lara, running a cybersex den along Jupiter Street in Aeropark Subdivision.
They found several webcam-equipped computer units and sex toys inside the house’s rooms.
“Based on our information during surveillance and implementation of search warrant, it appears thay are the operators. They are the ones renting the place and operating the den,” said Palmer Mallari, chief of NBI Technical Investigation Division.
Aside from the couple, six suspected cybersex performers were arrested.
One of them was Irish who claimed to be earning P8,000 every 15 days.
Authorities discovered the cybersex den through the help of “Edwin” (not his real name) whose wife was one of the models.
Edwin said he thought his wife was working as a helper in an Internet shop, and only knew of her real job after talking to a former cybersex den employee.
“Hindi daw siya pwedeng lumabas. Tinatawagan ko pero bawal cellphone. Masakit sa akin ang trabaho niya,” Edwin said.
Edwin’s wife, however, seemed to have entered the job without being forced. She lashed out at her husband for telling the authorities about the cybersex den.
“Kasalanan mo! Bakit ba pinapahiya mo ako ng ganito?” the wife shouted at Edwin.
Edwin’s wife denied working for the cybersex den. Her naked photos in a website proved otherwise.
The couple and the cybersex models are facing charges of violating Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code (Immoral doctrines, obscene publications and exhibitions and indecent shows).
Spencer and Lara are also facing human trafficking charges. – report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News