ABS-CBN talent Arno Morales nabbed for sex video scandal upload

Arno Morales -- Arno Fuchs in real life and formerly a Star Magic talent -- was recently arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for allegedly uploading a sex video of him and his girlfriend on the internet.

The ABS-CBN talent was charged with Violation of Republic Act (RA) 9262 or Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) and Violation of the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act, before the Pasig City RTC Branch 162 last year due to the complaint of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend. The girl alleged in her complaint that Arno Morales was responsible for circulating their sex video after their break-up.

According to entertainment blogsite getitfromboy, the warrant for his arrest was issued last February 21, but the police failed to locate the actor in his residence at the posh Blueridge in Quezon City. He was later found to be residing at Project 6, Quezon City.

The NBI were able to trace the origin of the scandal video by looking at its IP address.

“Syempre artista kaya medyo mailap siyang makita, so tinrace namin yung location kung saan i-nupload yung sex video using the IP address (Being an actor, he's hard to find, so we traced the IP address where he uploaded the video to locate his whereabouts),” according to an NBI official.

They were also able to seize the laptop and other devices which contained the sex video and nude photos of the 17-year-old girl.

Fuchs' mother, Wilhelmina, meanwhile denied that her son was responsible for uploading the sex video of the actor since the BlackBerry phone and iPod Touch of the accused, which contains the controversial sex video, was lost in a party two months ago.

Fuchs, for his part, thinks that this is just a boyfriend-girlfriend misunderstanding.

“Away lang ng mag-girlfriend/boyfriend yun (This is just a boyfriend-girlfriend quarrel), so don’t make a big deal out of it,” the actor said, referring to the media.

In an Inquirer news report, the complainant, a 17-year-old college student, said Fuchs was her boyfriend for three years and that she broke up with him in January.

“He has no right to do this. We were together for so long. Why did he do this to me? I want him punished for what he did,” she later told reporters.

She said she was forced to quit her studies after being informed by the school management that it had received a copy of the video through e-mail.

The mail reached the school officials from her own e-mail address—which can be accessed using a password that she earlier shared with Fuchs, she said.

“I trusted him. Once, he had my cell phone which contained all my passwords. I didn’t care because we were together. He started making threats that he would expose everything after I refused to reconcile with him,” she said.

But Fuchs maintained: “Making the video was our idea. We talked about it, but my Blackberry phone got lost in an open party last January and it contained (the) video.”

Fuchs played Sarah Geronimo’s brother, Stephen Magtalas, in two movies, You Changed My Life and A Very Special Love.

According to a source, Fuchs is part of the cast of an upcoming Star Cinema production, a romantic-comedy titled “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” where he plays the younger brother of lead star Sarah Geronimo.

ABS-CBN talent Arno Morales nabbed for sex video scandal upload ABS-CBN talent Arno Morales nabbed for sex video scandal upload Reviewed by Leun Sotragues on 12:04 AM Rating: 5

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