New Zealander Kane Andrews, his wife and live-in girlfriend have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping, detaining and photographing two younger children.
Kane Andrews, aged 67, alongside two Filipinas, is accused of “wilfully, unlawfully, feloniously and knowingly kidnap, detain and deprived the liberty” of two children, aged 4 and six.
Chief Inspector Pedro Gorre, commander of the Maritime Police Station in Barangay Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro, mentioned Andrews was arrested primarily based on the testimony of “Annie” (not her actual identify).
She, he mentioned, went to his workplace to ask for certification so she might board a ship for Negros Oriental. He described how Annie had no identification card, therefore her request for a certification.
Annie was with a lady she recognized as her niece, and claimed she was the woman’s guardian.
When pressed, Annie mentioned she was making an attempt to flee from Andrews’ residence as a result of she might now not bear residing with the suspect and his Filipino wife.
She mentioned she first met Andrews on a relationship web site and shaped a romantic relationship with him. Andrews got here to the nation to fulfill her in 2015 whereas she was residing in Bayawan.
They then moved collectively to Cagayan de Oro the place Andrews purchased a housing unit in an upmarket subdivision.
Kane Andrews and his two girls
While they had been residing collectively as companions, Andrews began one other relationship with “Lisa” (not her actual identify). Then, in February this yr, Andrews and Lisa married.
Annie described how Lisa and herself each lived with the suspect and would take it in turns to share his mattress.
She additionally claimed that Andrews had requested her to return residence to Negros Oriental to search for children he might undertake. Annie mentioned she returned with a four-year-old and a six-year-old.
According to investigators, the children had been saved inside the home and it was alleged that Andrews took photographs of them to share with different males on-line.
Gorre mentioned extra complaints could also be filed in opposition to the suspects as they probe deeper into the life of Andrews and the involvement of Annie and Lisa.
The two children at the moment are beneath the protecting custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Investigations are persevering with.