4 minors rescued from cybersex operator

Posted at 09/05/2014 5:39 PM | Updated as of 09/06/2014 4:03 PM

MANILA - Four minors were rescued from a house allegedly being used as a cybersex den by an Australian man in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) rescued four victims, whose ages range from 8 to 16 years old, after conducting a raid at the house of Ronald Ian Cole, 65.

Cole was caught in the act of uploading his sex videos with the victims to a pornography website.

According to the NBI, investigation showed that Cole and his live-in partner, Julyza Batucan, frequently record themselves having sex and they usually include the children in their acts.

Aside from Cole and Batucan, also arrested was Arnelyn Siawan, mother of three of the victims.

The NBI said Siawan was the one pimping out the children. She was also the one receiving the payment for the children's participation in the sex videos.

Confiscated from Cole were his hard drive and morphine. He claimed he was taking morphine as pain medication.

Authorities said Cole, Batucan, and Siawan will be facing charges of qualified trafficking, child abuse, and multiple rape. -- Report from Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News