CEBU CITY - Since she was desperate for money to feed her family, 18-year-old
Pia (real name withheld) was persuaded by her friends to work as a sex slave for an
Australian national last year.
“She earned P10,000 per month,” said an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation
(NBI) 7.She accepted the job because, anyway, she said she had lost her virginity
to her former boyfriend, thus reported the agent, who requested anonymity.
Pia, a freshman college student, was among the 15 girls rescued by an NBI 7 team
led by Supervising Agent Rey Villordon from a cybersex den allegedly operated by
Drew Frederick Shobbrook, 46, in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City yesterday afternoon.
Villordon said there are four suspected minors among the rescued girls that were
brought to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 for counseling.
They are mostly residents of Cebu City.
“Foreigners should stop abusing our women,” he said.The raid was based on the search
warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 9 Judge Alexander Acosta. A team
from the International Justice Mission (IJM) also assisted the NBI.
Shobbrook will be charged for violating Republic Act 10364, or the Expanded
Anti-Traffickingin Persons Act of 2012.
Villordon said they conducted surveillance since last year, after they received
information about the suspect’s illegal activity.He said the suspect employed people
to hire girls, aged 14 to 17.
Usual story, same victims different pimps
Dean Hoban is gone! One down a few more to go. At 46 he will never see anything else of the "paradise" than a filthy cell with chances of slim to none to come out alive.