March 09, 2021

Suspected sex offender nabbed in entrapment operation

Suspected sexual predator Aidrian Paul Guintu is shown in handcuffs after he was arrested on April 25 in a lodging house in Barangay Bancao-Bancao by the ACTF and the PPCPO Drug Enforcement Unit for allegedly trying to sleep with a woman by threatening her he will spread their sex video and for extorting P2,000 to delete it. (Photo courtesy of Bandera Palawan)

The city government’s Anti-Crime Task Force (ACTF) and the Puerto Princesa City Police Office’s (PPCPO) Drug Enforcement Unit arrested in an entrapment operation on Thursday night a man for allegedly extorting money and soliciting sexual favors from a woman in Puerto Princesa City.

ACTF chief Richard Ligad said they arrested suspected Aidrian Paul Guintu around 9:00 p.m. in a lodging house in Barangay Bancao-Bancao where he was supposed to meet the victim.

Ligad said they arrested Guintu after someone reported to them that he was threatening to spread a sex video showing him with the victim if she will not give money and will not sleep with him again.

Photo shows the P2,000 Aidrian Paul Guintu allegedly tried to extort from his victim and his mobile phone. (Photo courtesy of Bandera Palawan)

“Pinagbabantaan kasi ng suspek ‘yong biktima na ikakalat ‘yong video nila kapag hindi pumayag. May sinend (ipinadala) pa sa biktima para maniwala ito. Magaling kasi itong mambola kaya napapaniwala niya ang biktima,” Ligad said.

Ligad said the woman had a tryst with the suspect for the first time on April 20, but Guintu contacted her again recently to allegedly sleep with her and extort P2,000 in exchange for deleting their sex video scandal.

In the video, Ligad said only the victim can be seen.

“Itong mga huli, maliban sa pakikipagtalik, humihingi na rin ng pera ang suspek para i-delete ang video nila. Sa video kasi babae lang ang nakikita, kaya malakas ang loob niya na ipakalat ito kapag hindi pumayag ang biktima,” he said.

He said they also learned that the suspect is allegedly coerced the victim to use marijuana when they first met in a lodging house in the city.

They also believe this is not the first time Guintu threatened his victims because his mobile phone has more photos of naked women, and most of them appear to be students.

“Kaya na-involve dito ang City DEU kasi nga may bawal na droga. Nakipag-ugnayan agad tayo sa proper authority for assistance at nakuha rin namin ‘yong cellphone. Posibleng may iba pa itong nabiktima dahil puro hubad na larawan ang makikita sa cellphone niya, eh. Nagulat ako dahil mga estudyante pa,” he added.

Previously, Guintu faced the same complaint from another woman in Barangay Bancao-Bancao, but the victim did not pursue the case because he allegedly threatened her.

Ligad said they also confiscated a marijuana sachet from Guintu.

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