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Philippine NGO (ECPAT) involved in murder attempt of American Treasure Hunter!

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(PRWEB) January 16, 2002


May 7, 2002, Los Angeles, USA

A Philippine NGO (ECPAT) involved in murder attempt of American Treasure Hunter!

A $ 10 million law suite is to be filed against ECPAT Philippines, who assisted in filing fake rape charge for the treasure hunter’s partners, in bid to frame him for a death-penalty case!

ECPAT Philippines, a Manila based non-government organization (NGO), with world-wide affiliates and headed by Roserillan Robidillo Ortega and Jo Alforque, is a major defendant in a $ 10 million lawsuit now being prepared in the United States and in Indonesia by lawyers for Dennis Standefer.

Standefer, 56, was held in a Jakarta jail for almost two years without bail and then extradited to the Philippines, after ECPAT Philippines and Karl Steven Ryll, filed the totally fake death-penalty rape case against him with the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), INTERPOL, and the Philippine Undersecretary of Justice, Attorney Maria Merceditas Gutierrez.

The case was almost immediately dismissed after Standefer’s arrival in the Philippines, when the “alleged victim”, Niefelyn Sumaylo and eight of her relatives acknowledged that the rape never took place and that Standefer was not even in the Philippines when the alleged incident was reported to have happened. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration and Deportation’s (BID) documentation and Standefers’ passport has also verified this fact. The false complaint and fake statement was actually written by Karl Steven Ryll, 41, who is a former partner of Standefer’s and is now in partnership with Steven Edward Morgan in treasure salvage projects in the Philippines. This fake charge was filed for the first time on August 10, 1999 and was reported by Ryll and ECPAT to have occurred during the first two weeks of November in 1994! There was of course, no complaint filed at the time, no police report, no doctors’ report, or any other witnesses! (See attached Press Release for details and the whiteness statement)

ECPAT’s chairperson, Roserillan Robidillo Ortega, of Quezon City, Metro Manila, joined with Ryll, Morgan, and Harold Karaka, in filing a false complaint with the NBI/Interpol in Manila. This resulted in Standefer’s arrest in Jakarta on August 23, 1999; just 10 days after ECPAT, Ryll, Morgan, and Karaka filed their fake case. Ryll has bragged and admitted that he gave a substantial donation to the “head” of ECPAT to assist in Standefer’s arrest. ECPAT has NEVER disputed this fact or repudiated any claim or statements about this case.

Roserillan Robidillo Ortega and ALL other ECPAT members in the Philippines and internationally have repeatedly refused to comment, return phone calls, emails, or faxes, requesting that that they either admit or refute these facts that are well documented in the NBI, Department of Justice, and American Embassy files. The ECPAT director for North America also refuses to comment about Ryll’s contacts with him.

Both Dennis Standefer and Niefelyn Sumaylo have confirmed that no member of ECPAT Philippines or Ecpat International has ever spoken to the alleged “victim” and that the case is completely outside their quoted and published mission statement.

The $ 10 million lawsuit now being prepared will name Ecpat Philippines, Ecpat International, Roserillan Robidillo Ortega, Jo Alforque, the Philippine Government, the Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia (Mr. Caday), Karl Steven Ryll, Harold, Karaka, and Steven Edward Morgan (All Americans) as defendants. There will also be two additional Filipino defendants, Colonel Segundo Duran, Philippine National Police (PNP) and Commander Tony Nasa of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who conspired and assisted in the frame-up. Several other people and organizations may be added as defendants at a later date.

Note: 100’s of pages of documents are available about this case on the web site listed below. Some of the most important are attached or listed below.

Website for Full Details:

Please contact us for any additional information required and to answer any questions.

Law Offices for Dennis Standefer


Fax: (USA) 1.425.928.6496

Contacts for ECPAT Philippines & Philippine Government offices involved in this case:

Jo Alforque (ECPAT)

42 Quano Apartment, Gen. Maxilom Avenue

Cebu City (6000)

Philippines Phone: (63) 32 234 1528

Roserillan Robidillo Ortega (ECPAT)

123 V. Luna Extension, Sikatuna Village

Quezon City, Philippines, 1101

Tel: (63-2) 925-2803/ 925-2804                                        

Fax: (63-2) 433-1150


Attorney Maria Merceditas Gutierrez

Undersecretary of Justice

Philippine Department of Justice

Padre Faura

Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone: 632.525.1394 Fax: 632.526.2751


Director Interpol

National Bureau of Investigation

Taft Avenue

Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone: (63) 2.525.6855 Fax: (63) 2.525.6895

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