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Woman convicted of human trafficking for forcing minors into prostitution

/ 03:20 PM April 23, 2018

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The Laguna Regional Trial Court has convicted a woman of human trafficking for pimping minors for sexual services.

In a decision made public on Monday, sentenced to suffer life imprisonment and a fine of P2 million was Lilibeth “Ate Joan” Oligo.

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Oligo was arrested in an entrapment operation in Laguna in 2016 when she offered underage girls to undercover police officers.

During the entrapment operation, Oligo offered four girls for P1,000 each to the police officers, the youngest of which was 15 years old.

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The four girls were taken to Camp Crame and eventually to the Visayan Forum Foundation. However, the 15-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself.

The court also ordered Oligo to pay the three victims and the family of the 15-year-old victim P500,000 each as moral damages and P100,000 as exemplary damages./ac

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