2 men held for ‘sextortion’ on stude

February 20, 2019

A sound engineer and another man were nabbed by San Juan Police for allegedly threatening a college student to upload on social media a video of her having sex with one of the suspects following a series of entrapment operation in San Juan City, Tuesday afternoon.

In a report submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Bernabe Balba by San Juan Police chief , Senior Supt. Ariel Fulo, the suspects were identified as Joseph Roque, 24, sound engineer and resident of Abad Santos, Novaliches, Quezon City and John Paul Salaño, 25, jobless and resident of No. 47 Milagrosa St., Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City.

According to Fulo, suspect Roque was first to be arrested during an entrapment operation by teams of San Juan City Police Warrant and Subpoena Section/Follow-Up Unit headed by SPO4 Eduardo Fronda infront of Salapan Elementary School in Bgy. Salapan at around 1 pm.

Police conducted another follow-up operation and collared Salaño beside a fast food chain in Greenhills Shopping Center at around 3:30 p.m.

The arrest of the two suspects were based on the complaint filed by an 18-year girl (name withheld), first year student at a university in Manila and resident of San Juan City.

Investigation conducted by SPO2 Eric Buted showed that on Feb. 16, Roque and Salaño allegedly harassed the victim to upload on social media a sex video of her with suspect Salaño who was her former boyfriend.

On Feb. 19, suspect Roque contacted the victim through Facebook and  demanded P50,000 in exchange for the sex video as he threatened to upload their private acts online, but later on reduced it to P25,000.

The two agreed to meet  infront of Salapan Elementary School but unknown to the suspect, victim and her cousin sought the help of  San Juan City Police who formed an entrapment operation.

When the victim handed to the suspect the P25,000 marked money, operatives positioned in the area immediately collared  him.

While Roque was under police custody, suspect Salaño contacted him to check  if he already had the money on hand, but  he got irked upon learning that the victim only gave P25,000 instead of the P50,000 he demanded from her.