A married man was arrested in Quezon City on Tuesday after allegedly uploading on to the Internet nude photos of a woman he had been having a long-distance relationship with.
Abdul Razaq Bukhari was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. He was charged with violating the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004, the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.
Dante Gierran, director of the NBI, said the complainant, named Alice, and Bukhari met online and had a long-distance relationship over the Internet. Bukhari would demand that Alice show her private parts during video calls.
Their relationship ended after Alice found out that Bukhari was married. He tried to persuade her to renew the relationship but found out she had a new boyfriend.
Bukhari then allegedly blackmailed Alice, threatening to send her nude photos to her friends if she did not break up with her boyfriend and come back to him. He also requested sex in exchange for deleting all the photos.
Alice ignored Bukhari’s threats, prompting him to send the photos to her new boyfriend and workmates, Gierran said.
Agents from the NBI Cybercrime Division arrested Bukhari on Tuesday evening.