Australian Paedophile To Be Charged For Rape, Human Trafficking & Murder In Philippines

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Australian Peter Gerard Scully is going to face charges related to sexual assaults from Philippines authorities. Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and military soldiers link arms while marching towards the People Power Revolution monument in Manila February 25, 2015, to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the People Power Revolution, a peaceful movement that toppled former dictator President Ferdinand Marcos. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Australian Peter Gerard Scully is going to face charges related to sexual assaults from Philippines authorities. The 51-year-old, involved in cybersex trade, allegedly molested babies and children.

Philippine prosecutors said that Scully would also be charged for statutory rape, human trafficking and murder. The suspect was arrested in Malaybalay city in the southern Philippines in February. He allegedly abused at least eight girls. One of the alleged victims was an 18-month-old infant as well.

According to investigators, Scully strangled one girl to death. The skeleton of the girl was later found buried under a house rented by him. Scully has allegedly violated cybercrime laws in the country as well. Justice department investigators filed a complaint against the Australian man with the prosecutor’s office.

The complaint says that Scully forced the girls to perform sexual acts so that he could record those in a video camera for overseas clients paying for it. Justice secretary Leila de Lima said in a statement that authorities would take appropriate actions to prevent such crimes. "Let notice be served to these criminal elements that the days of their child cybersex operations are numbered," she said, "Wherever these syndicates are, we will hunt them down and we will bring them to justice."

The Philippines suspended the death penalty in 2006. However, according to a conservative politician, Scully should be given death penalty for his alleged crimes. The Nationalist People's Coalition MP Sherwin Gatchalian said that the government “should directly and seriously address the problem of paedophilia, child exploitation and sexual abuse by supporting the move to re-impose the death penalty.”

Scully allegedly had a "pay for view" scheme for overseas clients who could watch children getting sexually abused and tortured on request. According to the files complaint, the Australian suspect forced a 13-year-old girl to perform sex acts with other girls. She was also beaten by his local girlfriend when she refused to do so.

The complaint quotes the teenage girl saying that Scully asked her to take pictures of her naked because there was an American who really wanted to see her naked. The complaint also notes that the American wanted to pay a large amount for the show.

Contact the writer: s.mukhopadhyay@IBTimes.com.au