NBI 7 agents arrest man, 19, for offering, selling sex videos

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A 19-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI 7) for allegedly selling videos of himself having sex with other men, including minors.

The suspect was identified as Romilo Romero, who was nabbed in an entrapment on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Romero was arrested through a joint entrapment and rescue operation conducted by NBI 7’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division, the Department of Justice’s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The NBI 7, in a statement, said Romero allegedly sold his videos to potential customers through various social media sites.

“The Twitter account @MarkjasonCj with Twitter name ‘Sex Room Boy 16K’ allegedly offers male-to-male sex videos, which may be accessed through a paid ‘channel’ or a subscription-based portal for at least P200,” the NBI 7 said.

Romero, along with a minor, would often meet his clients to transact. It was through this transaction that NBI 7 agents and their colleagues were able to arrest Romero.

On Friday, July 29, the NBI 7 sent a message to Romero, telling him that he and the agency’s undercover agent would meet at a commercial establishment in Barangay Mambaling in Cebu City for the transaction.

When the NBI 7 transacted with Romero, the latter offered an 18-year-old man named PJ (not his real name) to perform sex for a price.

According to Romero, the client only needs to pay P2,500 just perform different sex acts on PJ.

When NBI 7 agents interrogated PJ, he admitted that Romero has been using him constantly to make pornographic materials since December 2021.

Following his arrest, Romero is set to be charged for violating Republic Act (RA) 9208 or Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, and RA 9775 or Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 in relation to RA 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, before the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office.

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