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Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga—A 41-year-old man was arrested by authorities for allegedly blackmailing a 24-year old woman to upload her nude photos and videos on social media during an entrapment operation in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, on June 28.

According to PCOL ARNOLD THOMAS C IBAY, PD, Pampanga PPO, joint elements of

Regional Anti-Cyber Crime Unit-3 and Mabalacat CPS conducted entrapment operation at SOGO Hotel, Brgy. Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga that resulted in the arrest of Rowel SOLOMON y Chico, 41 years old, male, married, a resident of Brgy. Ilog Baliwag, Sto Rosario, Nueva Ecija while his victim was identified as alias “Charice”, 24 years old, female, single and a resident of Magalang, Pampanga.

Prior to the arrest, SOLOMON posed as handler and offered the victim a job with high compensation wherein the victim will perform lewd acts online in exchange of huge amount of money. After which, the former asked the latter to have actual sexual intercourse with a certain “Jay” and record their sexual act and send it to their handler for a payment of Php600,000.00 but victim refused.

Subsequently, victim received continuous messages from the suspect threatening her that if she failed to do so, her nude screenshot videos will be spread in social media, which prompted the victim to report the incident.

Appropriate charges for violations of Article 286 (Grave Coercion); RA 9995 (Anti-Photo and Video Vouyerism Act of 2009); and RA 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2009) are being readied against the suspect filing before the Office of the City Prosecutor, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

“We would like to remind the public especially the females to refrain from trusting strangers especially those whom they had met online and has been promising them with high compensation jobs as they might take advantage of the technology in committing their nefarious acts, “said Police Regional Office 3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON.(PIO-3)