Ex-Boyfriend Arrested on Sextortion Charges


The issuance of an arrest warrant against a former boyfriend on sextortion charges has stirred tension and concern in the community. The abuse on social media and violation of the victim’s rights prompted action from the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG). This demonstrates their determination to combat such crimes.

The Incident

According to Tutubi News Magazine, Patrick Contreras Bocalbos, 23, was arrested by the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) on allegations of violating the ‘Safe Spaces Act’ and ‘Violence against Women and Children (VAWC) Act’. His arrest stemmed from a complaint filed by a former girlfriend, alleging social media abuse.

Through an entrapment operation conducted by the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit (RACU) 4A, Bocalbos was apprehended at an apartelle in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. The victim provided crucial information leading to his capture. ACG Cyber Response Unit Chief PCol. Jay Guillermo stated that extensive investigation preceded the confirmation of Bocalbos’ involvement in the crime.

Warrant Issuance and Charges Faced

The authorities brought Bocalbos to the Dasmariñas City Police Station, where he faced charges for violating the ‘Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009’. Additionally, he faces charges under Article 286 of the Revised Penal Code related to social media abuse and intimidation of the victim.

By arresting Bocalbos, the PNP demonstrates their commitment to protecting citizens from online abuse. The crackdown on such crimes underscores their commitment to promoting safety and security. They dedicate themselves to protecting every individual against all forms of violence.

The warrant against Patrick Contreras Bocalbos reaffirms the commitment to protect citizens’ rights. It particularly targets social media abuse. The PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group’s continued response to sextortion cases emphasizes the importance of ensuring online safety and security. Their efforts are crucial for safeguarding the online community.

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