Danish national nabbed for sharing online photos, videos of Filipino wife
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY––For sharing online the photos and videos of his wife, a Danish national was arrested by operatives of the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit-10 (RACU 10) during an entrapment operation last Wednesday in this city, the police said.
A report posted by Brig. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., Northern Mindanao police director, said the suspect was a 61-year-old Danish citizen who has been a city resident for four years now.
The report said the suspect was arrested at a condominium complex in the city’s uptown district.
The police have withheld the names of both suspect and his victim, a 36-year-old Filipino woman who is said to be the suspect’s wife.
Lt. Col. Michelle Olaivar, the police regional spokesperson, said the identities of those involved in the case are protected under Section 44 of Republic Act 9262, also known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
Investigators said the suspect faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009, and RA 9262 regarding Section 6 of 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.
Although it was unclear when the suspect and victim got married, Olaivar said the couple separated on March 5, 2022.
She added the couple has been in an on-and-off relationship.
“The victim wanted to separate from her husband due to instances of abuse,” Olaivar said.
Confiscated during the operation was a laptop containing the videos and photos of the victim.
Based on the initial information provided by the RACU-10, the suspect has been brought to the city prosecutor’s office for inquest proceedings on Thursday afternoon.