A local court in Cagayan de Oro City in the Philippines has convicted an Australian national and his accomplice for sexual abuse of children and for filming sexual acts and selling them to his clients, mostly in Australia.
Found guilty of human trafficking and five counts of rape by sexual assault was Peter Gerard Scully.
In his decision issued Wednesday, Judge Escobido of the Regional Trial Court Branch 37 sentenced Scully and his co-accused, Carmen Ann Alvarez, to life imprisonment for qualified trafficking.
Scully also got an additional six years to nine years and 11 months for rape.
The 55-year-old Aussie faces more than 50 cases in the cities of Malaybalay, Surigao, and Cagayan de Oro.
Based on investigation by local and foreign law enforcement agencies and from statements of witnesses, Scully was known to have made thousands of dollars from selling videos of the sexual abuses he committed on children, and also by posting them on pornography websites from 2011 to 2014.
Payments for viewing of the abuses online were reportedly made through money transfer.
Scully was arrested in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon on February 20, 2015 by combined elements of the police and the National Bureau of Investigation.
He was a fugitive in Australia for fraud and has cases all over Europe for broadcasting his sexual acts over the internet involving children.