QCPD nabs man caught spying on a woman while bathing
MANILA, Philippines —Authorities arrested a man accused of spying on a woman, using a cell phone while taking a bath, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) reported on Wednesday.
The QCPD said that the man, identified as 21-year-old Angelo Dizon Cabreros, was originally from Alicia, Isabela.
“She saw a cell phone inserted in the hole in the bathroom wall, apparently used to capture her while taking a bath. At that instance, she immediately went outside and saw suspect Cabreros holding the same phone that she saw in the hole,” said the QCPD in a statement.
After that, the victim confronted Cabreros. A companion then helped the victim take Cabreros to the Batasan Police Station in Quezon City, where he was apprehended.
“Cabreros will be charged for violation of Unjust Vexation and Violation of [Republic Act] 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act,” said the police department.
According to the QCPD, photo or video voyeurism means recording a person or group performing a sexual activity or anything of the like without their consent.
The Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act has a penalty of three to seven years in prison, with a fine of at least P100,000 to P500,000.
The law “is geared to protect the privacy, honor, dignity and integrity of a person,” added the QCPD.
QCPD Director Brig. Gen. Nicolas D Torre III hopes the public will continue trusting the police force and helping apprehend such individuals.
“Nawa’y ipagpatuloy po ninyo ang pagreport sa mga taong gumagawa ng kahit anumang krimen, para tayo’y manatiling ligtas sa bawat oras,” Torre said.
(Hopefully, you can continue to report people who commit any crimes so that we can remain safe all the time.)
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