NBI arrests ‘online lover’ for ‘sextortion’
MANILA, Philippines — A man has been arrested for extorting almost P500,000 from a woman so he would stop sending her lewd photos to her husband and relatives.
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran said Dunhill Libayan was apprehended Wednesday during an entrapment operation carried out by members of the NBI-Anti Organized and Transnational Crimes (AOTCD) inside a mall in Manila.
Gierran said the woman filed a complaint against Libayan, who allegedly demanded P450,000 from her so he would no longer send her nude photos to her husband and relatives. The woman admitted having a brief affair with the suspect. The woman said she ended her communication with Libayan in February when she migrated to the US.
But in April 2018, the woman said Libayan blackmailed her into sending photos of her private parts to him or face the consequence of having their past online relationship exposed to the public.
In August 2018, Libayan threatened to send the photos to the woman’s eldest daughter using a false account, “Dim Paul.”
However, last October 28, Libayan sent the photos to woman’s husband under the false account “Sean Gomez,” and then two days later, Libayan re-sent the photos to her husband through fake account “Mon de la Poy.”
On November 9, the woman said Libayan demanded P450,000 from her or he would not stop sending the photos to members of her family.
From the time the woman filed the complaint with the NBI, Libayan kept sending her photos to her husband’s relatives and even to her 12-year-old daughter.
The NBI said that following his arrest, Libayan was subjected to inquest proceeding in the Office of the Prosecutor of Manila for extortion in relation to Republic Act (R.A.) 10175 or Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012, RA 9995 or Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009, RA 9262 or Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004. /kga
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