- Posted April 6, 2014 by
Angeles City , Pampanga, Philippines
“Justice delayed is justice denied.” SEX TOURISM-UNDERAGE –ANGELES CITY – RAYMOND ST- PHILIPPINES
“Justice delayed is justice denied.” So goes the legal maxim as the wheels of justice most often grind exceedingly slow.
Trial Court (RTC) 59 here which recently made history for being able to render a decision on a human-trafficking case, a conviction, nine months after it was filed.
Presiding Judge Maria Angelica Paras-Quiambao found the two accused, identified as Esmeraldo “Jay” Amurao and Marlyn “Lyn” Valencia, guilty of peddling five minors and a woman to local and foreign customers.
The two felons were arrested on February 25,2013, in front of Nathalia Hotel along Fields Avenue in Barangay Balibago here. They were convicted on November 8, 2013, with the sentence promulgated on November 15, 2013, with five counts of human trafficking on violation of RA 9208 and child abuse or violation of RA 7610.
They were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Other cases such as Shadow Bar and Raymond Street Bars saw both the use of underage victims and even a a German national caught in the sex act at the street location .
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office 3 director, identified the arrested persons as Marissa Gayo, assistant manager of the bar, Beverlyne Balaba, Mary Grace Terado, Mary Jane Pama, and Melanio Cruz, caretaker.
Prior to the operation, Petrasanta said that police operatives, members of International Justice Mission (IJM) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conducted surveillance on the owners and operators of Shadow Bar along Santos Street, Barangay Balibago, Angeles City. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/pampanga/local-news/2014/02/06/anti-human-trafficking-group-rescues-16-angeles-327029
Charged -- Steven Gunter Kohler, a German national and presently residing at Josefa Ville, Angeles City. Interesting that normally only underage girls are rescued , but this time a client was caught with his pants down and charged, This is the very first time a sex tourist has been taken away during a RAID and now implicated with having sex with underage girls.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Central Luzon police regional director, said the authorities conducted an entrapment against the owner and operators of Lovely Paradise Resto Bar and Aby Lyn Wine Bar, both in Barangay Balibago. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/pampanga/local-news/2014/01/17/21-minors-rescued-resto-bars-323796