CIDG files charges against arrested Briton for pornography, cybercrime in Pagadian City

Pagadian City, Philippines – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has filed criminal cases on Wednesday against a British national they arrested for pornographic activities in this city.

Chief Insp. Arnold Ventura, CIDG provincial chief, identified the accused as Peter William Cannel, a resident of Rosario subdivision in Barangay Dao, this city.

Ventura said among the cases filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office against Cannel included Republic Act 9775 otherwise known as the “Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009,” R.A. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012,” and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Ventura said Cannel was arrested in a raid Tuesday afternoon at his residence in Barangay Dao, this city. The foreigner bought the house and had been staying in the subdivision for almost five years already.

At the same time, he said they have rescued five minors, who are being victimized by the suspect in his alleged acts of pornography.

He said they confiscated from the residence of the suspect firearms and ammunition, assorted sex toys, computers, pornographic videos and photos of his minor-victims uploaded to the internet.

He said the raid was carried out based on a search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19 in this city.

The raid was carried out following a week-long surveillance on the alleged illegal activities of the British national./PNA|FFC|TPGJR|H. Cadion