Danish national arrested for sharing photos and videos of his Filipino wife online
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY––For sharing his wife’s photos and videos online, a Danish national was arrested by officers from the Regional Cybercrime Unit-10 (RACU 10) during an operation to entrapment last Wednesday in this city, police said. .
A report released by Brig. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., director of the Northern Mindanao Police, said the suspect was a 61-year-old Danish citizen who had lived in the city for four years now.
The report says the suspect was arrested at a condominium complex in the uptown area of town.
Police have withheld the names of the suspect and his victim, a 36-year-old Filipina woman believed to be the suspect’s wife.
Lt. Col. Michelle Olaivar, regional police spokeswoman, said the identities of those involved in the case are protected under Section 44 of Republic Act 9262, also known as 2004 law against violence against women and their children.
Investigators said the suspect faces charges of violating Republic Act 9995 or the Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009, and RA 9262 regarding Section 6 of the Republic Act 10175, the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
The victim told authorities that the suspect allegedly shared her sexually explicit videos and photos with her friends to force her to continue their relationship.
While it’s unclear when the suspect and victim got married, Olaivar said the couple separated on March 5, 2022.
She added that the pair were in an on-and-off relationship.
“The victim wanted to separate from her husband due to abuse cases,” Olaivar said.
During the operation, a laptop computer containing the videos and photos of the victim was confiscated.
Based on the first information provided by the RACU-10, the suspect was taken to the city prosecutor’s office for a judicial investigation on Thursday afternoon.
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