Hayden-Gate: A Celebrity Doctor’s Journey To Ruin
Celebrity cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho could be facing maximum jail time of up to 20 to 30 years if he is convicted of up to five counts of violating the edicts of Republic Act 9262, the law against violating the rights of women where the penalty of prision correccional is meted.
Here are pertinent segments of that law which I am sure KJho’s lawyer, Adel Tamayo, IS reviewing as he readies Hayden’s defense:
(g) Causing or attempting to cause the woman or her child to engage in any sexual activity which does not constitute rape, by force or threat of force, physical harm, or through intimidation directed against the woman or her child or her/his immediate family;
(h) Engaging in purposeful, knowing, or reckless conduct, personally or through another, that alarms or causes substantial emotional or psychological distress to the woman or her child. This shall include, but not be limited to, the following acts:
(1) Stalking or following the woman or her child in public or private places;
(2) Peering in the window or lingering outside the residence of the woman or her child;
(3) Entering or remaining in the dwelling or on the property of the woman or her child against her/his will;
(4) Destroying the property and personal belongings or inflicting harm to animals or pets of the woman or her child; and
(5) Engaging in any form of harassment or violence.
(i) Causing mental or emotional anguish, public ridicule or humiliation to the woman or her child, including, but not limited to, repeated verbal and emotional abuse, and denial of financial support or custody of minor children of access to the woman’s child/children.
Sec. 6. Penalties.- The crime of violence against women and their children, under Sec. 5 hereof shall be punished according to the following rules:
(a) Acts falling under Sec. 5(a) constituting attempted, frustrated or consummated parricide or murder or homicide shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of the Revised Penal Code;
If these acts resulted in mutilation, it shall be punishable in accordance with the Revised Penal Code; those constituting serious physical injuries shall have the penalty of prison mayor; those constituting less serious physical injuries shall be punished by prision correccional; and those constituting slight physical injuries shall be punished by arresto mayor;
Acts falling under Sec. 5(b) shall be punished by imprisonment of two degrees lower than the prescribed penalty for the consummated crime as specified in the preceding paragraph but shall in no case be lower than arresto mayor;
(b) Acts falling under Sec. 5(c) and 5(d) shall be punished by arresto mayor;
(c) Acts falling under Sec. 5(e) shall be punished by prision correccional;
(d) Acts falling under Sec. 5(f) shall be punished by arresto mayor;
(e) Acts falling under Sec. 5(g) shall be punished by prision mayor;
(f) Acts falling under Sec. 5(h) and Sec. 5(i) shall be punished by prision mayor.
If the acts are committed while the woman or child is pregnant or committed in the presence of her child, the penalty to be applied shall be the maximum period of penalty prescribed in the Sec.
Lawyers I consulted told me a court could direct that Kho suffer the jail term/s sequentially thus putting the 29-year-old him behind bars for nearly half the equivalent of life imprisonment which is reckoned at 40 years.
Optical Media Board Chairman and TV host Edu Manzano has gone out to tag a supposed fraternity brother of Kho, one Eric Johnson Chua, as being identified by three sources as the uploader of the Hayden ‘hidden camera’ sex tapes.
This writer has now confirmed that there are at least five video clips in circulation in the Internet with the most explicit material depicting a man strongly resembling Hayden Kho engaging in sexual intercourse with a woman described as a commercial model, another a Brazilian model and the third clip involving actress Halili herself.
The fourth ands fifth clips show Katrina performing a somewhat playful sexy dance wearing a two piece swimsuit and the final clip featuring her dancing sensuously with Kho himself.
At her visit to the Senate to seek the help of Sen. Ramon Revilla, Jr. and then to the NBI, the actress and the senator urged Kho other ‘victims’ to come out and also seek legal redress.
Sen. Miriam Santiago has said thsat the video clips clear constitute prima facie evidence againg the medical practitioner with the scandal also now set to be investigated by the committee on women and children’s right heqded by Sen. Jamby Madrigal.
The uproar has triggered nearly universal calls in both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the immediate passage of laws to punish cyber-pornography lumping it with existing anti obscenity laws and punishing sick-minded voyeurs who record their victimization of unwitting or unwilling subjects with the ‘product/s’ being sold as pornographic ‘sex scandal tapes’.
The proliferation of such material catering to perverse sexual fantasies have lomng been linked by psychological studies as contributory to the commission of sex crimes involving both minors and adults, and in some cases, even very young males preyed upon by local and foreign pedophiles.
Hayden Kho is a highly educated individual and it is tragic that someone of his stature is revealed to be no worse than other perverts who see and treat women as nothing but sex toys.
They deserve to be made social outcasts with the keys to their jail cells thrown away.
I’ve retitled this post to reflect the manner the case has blown up.
I can now confirm that from the earlier ‘portfolio’ of five explicit videos apparently filmed by KJho himself there is a sixth material with Hayden cavorting with the commercial model also depicted in one of his clips.
Sen. Revilla claims there are as many as 40 video clips by Kho but I have unable to independently confirm that.