A Filipino couple in Bohol in the Philippines has been sentenced to 32 years in jail for live-streaming sexual abuse of two young girls.
The International Justice Mission, a global anti-slavery organization, said that the man, 29, and woman, 31, were found guilty of two cases of violating Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, Rappler reported.
The victims were their three-year-old daughter and nine-year-old niece. The niece had been raised by the couple since she was two years old. The girl said her guardians made her undress in front of the computer for foreigners to watch.
“I couldn’t do anything. I was just following their orders. Our neighbors in another house also made four children do the same thing,” the child said.
The couple was arrested on November 16, 2017, during an entrapment operation conducted by the Philippine National Police’s Women and Children Protection Center and the Anti-Cybercrime Group.
On June 4, the couple was sentenced to 32 years in prison and ordered to pay a fine two million pesos (US$38,650).