"Sex slave claim" of New Zealand woman dismissed; PH investigators say hers is a "fatal attraction" case
Last month, ABS-CBNNews.com reported that police were investigating allegations that a 39-year-old woman from New Zealand was kidnapped and forced to work as a sex slave in Iloilo City.
There’s a thin line between love and hate-and this case certainly proves it. (Heck, it blasts that statement right out of the water.)
Last month, ABS-CBNNews.com reported that police were investigating the allegations of a 39-year-old woman from New Zealand who said that she was kidnapped and forced to work as a sex slave in Iloilo City.
In a story published in the New Zealand Herald, the woman claimed that she went to the Philippines to undergo martial arts training. She said that she had gotten an invitation via Facebook. However, she alleged that the "martial arts expert" she met in the Philippines robbed her, locked her up for five months inside a bug-infested room, and forced her into prostitution. She had added that she had sex with nine men daily.
Interaksyon.com, quoting a statement from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), reports that the investigation showed that the complaint filed by Mary Elizabeth Jones against Mark David Dudoit (who were not named in the ABS-CBNNews.com article) on alleged kidnapping, robbery, and sexual slavery were all "fabricated."
For starters, Interaksyon.com cited CIDG Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr., who said that "documentary evidence showed that Jones stayed in the country for only 78 days and not for more than five months."
The Interaksyon.com report went on to reveal that Jones and Dudoit had an "online affair." Eventually, they decided to meet up. Jones arrived in Iloilo City in February. The two then stayed at a pension house in Iloilo City and later moved to an apartment in Passi City. During this time, Jones disposed of some of her personal belongings, which she later claimed were stolen from her. In fact, investigators found out that Jones personally sold her laptop to a store owner for P10,000.
CIDG investigators likewise revealed that due to Jones’ "unstable behavior," she and Dudoit were kicked out of their Passi City apartment. Sometime after that, Dudoit then brought Jones to Manila and left her at the Haven for Women, a women’s shelter located in Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Jones then called up her ex-husband in the US (presumably for help) who sent her $2,000 via the US embassy for the processing of her travel documents.
Thus, the CIDG dismissed Jones’ ramblings as a result of her "fatal attraction" to Dudoit.