A woman was arrested for attempting to kidnap a 10 years old girl in BF Homes, Parañaque, Manila. The kidnapper, named Lilibeth Bustamante, was charged “Attempted kidnapping in relation to RA7610”.
In an interview with the ABS-CBN crew, she admitted that the 10 year old girl named “Anna” were not the only child she kidnapped. She also said that most of the children she successfully abducted were from San Pedro and Santa Rosa Laguna. Bustamante confessed that there are five more suspects assigned in different places, looking for children to abduct just like her.
According also to Bustamante, since she joined in October 2018, there were more than 20 children already kidnapped by the group. Other places she mentioned where the children came from were Calumpit, Hagonoy, and Mekawayan, Bulacan. “Ang nangyari kahapon, sinubukan po naming kumuha uli sa may parteng Cavite (what happened yesterday was that, we tried to look for some children to kidnap again in some parts of Cavite)”, told Bustamante to the crew.
In addition to her statement, Bustamante told the reporters that each of the group’s members was ordered to kidnap two kids per week as a quota for clients involved in cyber-sex. “If you fail, they will force you to do it again the next day”, she said. According also to her statement, most of the children they target are aged 10 and up. “The foreigners that demand this typically pay Php 70,000 to Php 100,000 for each “beautiful girl” that we get”, she said on the same interview.
Meanwhile, the Parañaque police are already starting to conduct a thorough investigation on this matter. The “Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD)” of the Parañaque Philippine National Police is now open to investigate other more related incidents and help other victims. They are also warning the public to be extra vigilant against these syndicates.
“To all the parents out there who lost a child, please report the incident at the WCPD of the Parañaque Police Station. Please don’t let your children roam alone, especially during the night”, SPO4 Rudy Dimson of the Parañaque City police stated during the interview.