They had reported her missing but they found her in another country living with the man she fell in love with on the networks
The 20-year-old woman left Ecuador to move to Popayán, Colombia. Her mother hadn't heard from her
Yalilé LoaizaFrom Quito
Andrea Maribel Guapulema Moya fell in love with a man through social media and left her home in Ecuador to move with him to Colombia.
A 20-year-old Ecuadorian woman decided to move to Colombia to live with a man she fell in love with on social media. However, this week, the young woman's mother became desperate because she had no contact with her daughter.
Marina Moya , mother of Andrea Maribel Guapulema Moya, who lives in the province of Los Ríos in Ecuador, 107 kilometers from Guayaquil, told Caracol Radiofrom Colombia that her daughter met a man through social networks, fell in love and decided to leave her home in Ecuador and travel to Popayán, a Colombian municipality in the department of Cauca, more than 1,000 kilometers from her mother: “she sent me videos to for me to observe the way it rained in that city and also to make me feel calm, that she was fine,” she told the outlet.
According to Moya, everything was going well Well, she communicated daily with her daughter, but one day, after the landslide that occurred on the Pan-American highway, Moya received an alarming call from her daughter.
In that conversation, Andrea Maribel told her he told his mother that he wanted to go back but couldn't. The young woman was crying on the phone and at one point the communication was cut off.
The young Ecuadorian woman decided to move to Popayán, more than 1,000 kilometers from her home in Ecuador.
Moya then received a call from the man her daughter had moved in with. Andrea Maribel's partner would have told the mother that the young woman was dead and that she was even already buried: “In a video call she made to me, I saw that she had a black eye, I took a screenshot , but he told me that everything was fine,” Moya told the Colombian outlet.
With this background, Moya decided to ask the Colombian authorities to help him locate his daughter.
The platformTodos Por Cali Noticias published the story and asked followers to provide information about the young Ecuadorian woman.
Colombian journalist Óscar Solarte, Through a publication on his social networks, he announced that, thanks to the information provided by several people, they were able to locate Andrea Maribel and put her in contact with her mother. Solarte indicated that the young woman was found “safe and sound.”
Andrea Maribel Guapulema Moya was found “safe and sound” in Colombia, after her mother warned about her disappearance. (Oscar Solarte)
Falling in love through social networks is an increasingly frequent phenomenon and whose dynamics have served to co-opt women who are recruited for trafficking networks, where they are sexually exploited, who are extorted or who They are even threatened for providing pornographic material.
Offenders initiate conversations via messaging services with their victims and begin to gain their trust, generally offering emotional stability and a loving relationship. In some cases, they even send gifts to the women to seal the bonds. At some point in the relationship, women are quoted in places other than their home or safe area and that is when they suffer abuse.
Likewise, according to a study published by researchers from the University Catholic Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo of Peru, gender violence against women also occurs in the stage of falling in love through social networks.
Gender violence also occurs through social networks, according to research carried out in Peru. (Getty)
According to the researchers, “social networks are used to intimidate, control partners, usurp personality and even as a breach of privacy after breaches of privacy”. They also explain that “many times, out of shame or fear of reprisals, women victims of violence remain silent and do not report these events to the responsible authorities.”
Among the results of the study , the researchers include under the category Manipulation and denigration of women in love through social networks, that these virtual platforms serve as triggers for violence, which can be reflected “through manipulation by photos, conversations, intimate videos, where the perpetrator will seek to manipulate and blackmail the woman to access what he wants, and if she refuses to do so, the consequence will be the defamation of her person, exposing her to public humiliation, intimidating her and isolate it.”