Liezyl Margallo, 23, is suspected of being one of the two naked masked women who appears in notorious abuse video, Daisy’s Destruction.
Police have been searching for the two women and finally made a breakthrough when they tracked down Margallo on Friday.
She had 16 pending warrants for arrest and faces charges of human trafficking, anti-photo and video voyeurism, and the anti-child abuse act.
Her alleged co-accomplice, Australian peadeophile Peter Scully, is currently in custody in a Filipino jail.
Cagayan de Oro Police
Liezyl Margallo, 23, is suspected of being one of the two naked masked women in a video
The father-of-two allegedly filmed himself raping and torturing babies, and is said to have joked about his crimes when interviewed by local media.
With the help of the Australian Federal Police Scully was arrested in 2015 in Cagayan De Oro City, in the Philippines, after being charged with multiple child sex offences.
He is currently in the Cagayan De Oro City jail on trial after denying charges of rape and trafficking.
One of his victims is said to have been just 18-months-old, and an 11-year-old was allegedly killed after being tortured.
Footage of the abuse was live-streamed and sold to paedophiles around the world, mostly from the USA, UK and Germany, prosecutors claim.
Officers say Scully sold the films for up to $10,000 per view on his child pornography website called ‘No Limits Fun’.
The father-of-two allegedly filmed himself raping and torturing babies
Police chiefs described some of the footage as “the worst we have encountered in our years campaigning against child pornography”.
Prosectors claim Margallo helped Scully recruit young girls, mostly Filipinos, to be tortured and abused.
Margallo, said to be Scully’s girlfriend, had reportedly been using aliases and fake names to conceal her true identity.
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The pair are believed to have met when she was a 14-year-old prostitute in the Philippines.
After her arrest Margallo was presented to Judge Hose Escobido of RTC Branch 37, who will hear all of her cases.
The Filipino National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said she faces a further 59 child sex charges together with Scully.
A girl is allegedly raped in the notorious abuse video, Daisy’s Destruction
There have been calls to reinstate the death penalty for Scully, who faces some 75 charges of sex crimes.
One of the victims, said to be the girl in Daisy’s Destruction, is claimed to be a youngster called Barbie who was allegedly kidnapped from her family by Margallo.
Two other alleged victims, cousins Daisy and Queenie aged nine and 12, were supposedly filmed digging their own graves while being raped as a punishment for a failed escape attempt.
There have been calls to reinstate the death penalty for Scully
It is claimed Scully gained their trust by offering them food and shelter.
Another alleged co-accomplice and thought to be the second woman in the video, Carmen Alvarez, reportedly let the pair go after she felt guilty.
They reported their ordeal to the police, and after Alvarez was arrested she is said to have led police to an apartment formerly rented by Scully where the remains of an 11-year-old girl were found under the floorboards.
Eight girls, who were all aged under 13 when the abuse took place, are now in witness protection.