3 Japanese nationals charged for cybersex activities

By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 20 2014 05:37 PM | Updated as of Mar 21 2014 01:37 AM

MANILA - Three Japanese nationals were charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday for allegedly using a school as a front for cybersex activities.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) filed a criminal complaint for violations of Republic Act (RA) No. 10364, also known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012, and RA No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act against Takayuki Umeda, 42; Jyunko Wang, 36; Masahiro Kishigami, 26; and Filipinos Erlinda Tandoc, 40; Leonora Ceralde, 38; Josephine Gille, 34; and Rafael "Raffy" Tandoc, 25.

The respondents are allegedly operating a porn site aimed at enticing Japanese men to come to the Philippines for sexual favors.

The respondents were arrested last March 17 in a raid by the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) and the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission at Kame Hachi Corporation Japanese Learning School in Lingayen, Pangasinan which yielded laptop and desktop computers, CPUs, webcams, ATM cards, passports, transaction payments, and a 22-caliber magnum, among others.