by Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola
The Quezon City police on Wednesday night raided an alleged cybersex den and arrested its 30 employees.
Anti-cybercrime operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) raided the Kratos Online Marketing office in Pablo Compound in Barangay Old Balara at around 10p.m. for reportedly operating as a hub for online pornography.
The raid was backed by a search warrant issued earlier the same day.
QCPD chief Senior Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said an informant reported that the cybersex operation was guised as an outsourcing business.
To confirm the report, Eleazar said that their undercover agents posed as students and posed as job applicants last February 11.
“Sila ay nag-OJT (on-the-job training) noong Feb. 12-15. Dito natin napatunayan na engaged nga ang mga naaresto sa cybersex crime tulad ng sale of pornographic materials at ‘sextortion,’” Eleazar said.
They found out that Kratos Online Marketing, owned by a certain Allan Ren Sulit, is engaged in the advertising and selling of obscene pornographic sites thru online chatting in electronic mail and social net websites.
Most of their clients were foreigners, Eleazar said.
Police collared 30 mostly male chat operators with ages ranging from 18 to 32. Sulit was not around during the raid.
The suspects will be charged with violation of Republic Act 10175 (The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012) while the confiscated soft wares will be subjected to forensic examinations to gather other vital information regarding the group’s operations.