The Department of Justice (DOJ) made headway in its campaign against human trafficking with the conviction of a mother engaged in cybersex operation using her own minor daughter and those of her neighbors'.
The Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Taguig City Branch 69 found Edna Recarro Orlain guilty beyond reasonable doubt in three charges: 1) Qualified Trafficking in Persons; 2) Child Abuse; and 3) Obscene Publications and Exhibitions. The RTC sentenced Orlain to suffer the penalty of life imprisonment for the crime of Qualified Trafficiking in Persons; an indeterminate penalty of imprisonment from 10 years and one day to 17 years and four months for Child Abuse; and an indeterminate penalty of from six months to four years and two months for Obscene Publications and Exhibitions. Orlain was also ordered to pay a total amount of Php2,102,000.00 in fines; a total amount of Php125,000.00 in civil indemnity, and a total amount of Php175,000.00 in damages.
On 6 August 2014, Orlain was caught chatting with an undercover agent based in the US while her 10-year-old daughter was performing a live nude show during an entrapment and rescue operation by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation - Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI-AHTRAD) inside their house.
Justice Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas commended DOJ-Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (DOJ-IACAT) IT Consultant Christian Andrew Ibasco and the Anti-Human Trafficking Division of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-AHTRAD) agent Atty. Abdul Jamal Dimaporo for the fruitful operation.
He said, "the combined efforts of the NBI-AHTRAD and the DOJ-IACAT led to the successful prosecution of the case which we hope will serve as a deterrent to cybercrime operations in the country."