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Philippine court convicts american 'child sex predator'

The Angeles City regional trial court has convicted an American child sex offender after he was found guilty of three counts of large-scale qualified trafficking.

In a decision, Branch 58 Judge Irineo Pangilinan Jr. also ordered David Timothy Deakin to pay a fine of P2 million, and to pay each victim P500,000 for moral damages and P100,000 for exemplary damages.

Deakin is the first foreigner to be convicted for trafficking through online proceedings. Pangilinan handed down his decision through videoconferencing.

The Justice Department, meanwhile, welcomed the ruling. ” This is proof that if law enforcement agencies, the prosecution service, and the judiciary put their hearts and resources into it, modern technology could be harnessed to expedite our criminal proceedings,” Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said in a statement.

Court records showed that Deakin was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Mabalacat, Pampanga last 2017.

Two girls aged nine (9) and 11, believed to be forced by Deakin to do lewd acts for internet livestreams, were rescued.

Likewise seized during the operation were hard drives containing child sexual exploitation materials, sex toys and drug-use paraphernalia.

The NBI operation was prompted by a referral from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding Deakin’s nefarious acts of sexually exploiting children.

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