Philippine authority has already nabbed the suspected child trafficker, Liezyl Margallo also known as “savage girl” last Wednesday on Malapascua Island, northern Cebu.
The 23- year-old woman was known to be kind, soft-spoken and generous according to the people she befriended in Cebu, central city in the Philippines.
They just knew that she kept a dark secret hidden in her past.
Magallo wa tagged as “savage” by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for her alleged henious abuses against many children in Mindanao, southernmost part of the country.
During her captivite on civil law, she was known by her friends as “sweet and kind” when she lived the life of a fugitive for two years in Cebu until her arrest last week.
Margallo, who used the aliases Shannon and Gina Carpio, was living the high life here as she partied in bars along Mango Avenue with new-found friends in Cebu; and foot the bill each time.
She offered them travels and had a passport under the name “Gina Carpio” to boot.
She lived in an expensive condominium unit in uptown Cebu and kept a membership in one of the city’s posh gyms.
She spoke good English and looked confident.
She even did her share of charity work, donating to causes and orphanages, according to the local news outlet.
She was arrested by the Manila operatives and even did not denied all the allegations against her.
She was the former lover of Peter Scully, an 53-year-old Australian, who orchastrated a dark web offering porn videos featuring children having sex with each other.
The arrest came three months after 16 arrest warrants were issued against her by the Cagayan de Oro court.
As of posting, none of her friends, who are now trying to distance themselves from the horror of having once known her, could believe the news that sweet Shannon was in fact, a suspected sex predator who tortured children for years in Mindanao, as part of a lucrative cyberpornography business she run with her Australian boyfriend, arrested Austie pedophile Peter Gerard Scully.
Meanwhile, one of her gym buddies in Cebu City (name withheld) posted an appeal on Facebook for people to stop judging Margallo’s friends in Cebu, as they too are victims of a woman who lied to them exceptionally well.
Her gym partner even asked that, “Who would have thought that Margallo was involved in crime since she even visited the less fortunate and went with her to church.”
“She was so kind, visiting an orphanage, attending a feeding program for homeless people and even went with me to church),” the woman said on her post.
The woman explained that she met Margallo who introduced herself as “Shannon” in the gym.
“We met there and I had no idea what or who she was and the things that she did that were so evil),” the woman added.
“Even other members in the gym are in shock of what she has done and her true identity,” the woman said.
The woman also claimed that Margallo had walked in and out of the airport using a “fake identity.”
Margallo was said to own a passport in 2015 under the name Gina Carpio.
When asked by media on why she did the enormously unacceptable crime, she said “I am also an abused child by my mother.”
As of press time, Magallo is now under the custody of NBI region 7, she is scheduled to be detained and attend court hearings in Cagayan De Oro, where the case filed.