"I was a sex slave in PH," claims New Zealand woman
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that police are investigating allegations that a 39-year-old woman from New Zealand was kidnapped and turned into a sex slave in Iloilo City.
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that police are investigating allegations that a 39-year-old woman from New Zealand was kidnapped and forced to work as a sex slave in Iloilo City.
In a story published in the New Zealand Herald, the woman said that she went to the Philippines to undergo martial arts training through an invitation she got via Facebook.
However, according to the report, the alleged local martial arts expert she met in the Philippines reportedly robbed her and locked her up for five months "inside a bug-infested room and forced her into prostitution." The woman related that she was forced to have sex with "up to nine men daily," with each man allegedly paying P5,000 to her captor. The woman said she was later freed somewhere in Manila.
The Bureau of Immigration has confirmed to the Iloilo City Police Office that the woman was in the Philippines. However, records show that she stayed in the country for just two months-from February 3, 2011 to April 12, 2011.
She checked in at a pension house in Iloilo City February 4 and was accompanied by a certain "Mr. Dedolo." The couple used the name "Jerry Santos" in the the pension house records. The pension house’s logbook showed that the couple used the facility’s Room 31 from 8:05 a.m. last February 4. The woman checked out alone at 8:30 a.m. on February 6. The report cited the lodging facility’s roomboys, who said they "did not notice anything unusual" about the couple.
The ABS-CBNNews.com report said the police are now looking for the woman’s male companion, who is believed to be a resident of Passi City, Iloilo.
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