Police declined to comment, citing a law requiring confidentiality of all parties in such cases.
The results of the church investigation will be sent to the Vatican for judgement, Cruz said, adding that Lagarejos could be stripped of all his priestly functions if found guilty.
The relatively new crime of webcam sex tourism is spreading rapidly, with new digital technologies sparking what the United Nations calls an “alarming growth of new forms of child sexual exploitation online.” The FBI says it’s epidemic, and that at any given moment, 750,000 child predators are online.
Almost every case stems from the Philippines, where good English speakers, increased internet connections and widespread international cash transfer systems combine with widespread poverty and easy access to vulnerable kids.
” from the laptop on his bed, the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation smashed their way into his cybersex den.
“Why is everyone asking about children coming into my house?
The incident has shocked the highly conservative Philippines, where about 80% of the population are Roman Catholic and where the church has great influence.
June 27, 2017: An explosion is seen after a Philippines army aircraft released a bomb during an airstrike as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city.
It covers courtship strategies for attracting partners for physical and emotional intimacy, sexual contact, sexual reproduction, building a family, and other forms of individual interactions or interpersonal relationships, as set and dictated by their culture and tradition, religion, beliefs, values and moral convictions, psychology, foreign influences, and other related factors.
Filipino sexuality is affected by education received by Filipinos from schools, the media, the rise of the internet, religious teachings from their churches or other similar spiritual institutions, legal policies and laws, and the influence of urbanization or urbanized regions in the Philippines.
Manila: A Catholic priest was arrested on child sex charges after he was allegedly caught with a 13-year-old girl procured from a pimp, a Philippine church official said.
The church and police are conducting investigations into the case of Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos after he was arrested in a suburb on Friday, said retired Bishop Oscar Cruz.
Lagarejos, a parish priest and head of a religious college near the capital, was taken into custody by police after the girl was handed over to him by her pimp, said Cruz, who is heading the church’s investigation.