MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An alleged American paedophile was reportedly planning to reenact the erotic movie Fifty Shades of Grey with Filipino minors, police said.
At a news briefing on Thursday (Oct 26), Superintendent Maria Shiela Portento showed reporters sex toys and other sexual paraphernalia seized from the suspect, 58-year-old Robin Hoyt Alderman.
"These are the things he planned to use in reeenacting the movie," said Portento who is from the PNP Women and Children Protection Centre (WCPC).
The movie is based on a best-selling novel about a rich young businessman and a woman in her senior year in college.
Last week the police, in coordination with the US Department of Homeland Security, arrested Alderman upon his arrival at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Alderman, who had just returned from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, was suspected of online sexual exploitation.
"His ongoing communications with the victim ... constituted procuring, hiring and obtaining minor for the purpose of pornography and sexual exploitation, all of these are violations of the expanded Anti-Human trafficking law of the Philippines," Portento said.
The 15-year-old victim was referred to the Manila Social Welfare and Development, and a follow-up rescue operation was conducted which resulted in the rescue of two more girls aged 14 and 15 years old.
Alderman faces charges before the Department of Justice, the authorities added.
"He's already committed it (the crime) even without the actual exploitation. He's a sex traveller," said Police Supt. Villamor Tuliao, chief of WCPC's anti-trafficking-in-person division.
He said Alderman was planning to rent an old apartment, an old dilapidated van to abduct other victims and buy motorcycles for the abduction of young, poor and even homeless Filipino girls for sexual exploitation.
"He was also making video and selling them," he said, adding that the American would be tried for his offences and would be turned over to US authorities after he serves his sentence in the country.
According to Tuliao, this was not the first time Alderman had entered the country. The police said it was his second or third time in the Philippines and he had also been to Vietnam and Taiwan several times.
"Since WCPC started in 2015, we have conducted 744 operations, rescued 3,233 women and minors, arrested 657 suspects and filed 486 cases in courts," Tuliao said.