Man faces VAWC case for hitting wife-A A +A
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A MAN accused of mauling his wife was charged with violating the Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act, or Republic Act (RA) 9262.
The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office found enough evidence to charge Juan (not his real name).
Bail was set at P6,000.
In her affidavit, Leny (not her real name), the victim, said Juan hurt her after she wasn’t able to give him any money on the night of Feb. 9, 2012.
He allegedly hit her in the back.
The following day, the 34-year-old victim reported the incident to the police.
She later underwent a medical examination at the Cebu City Medical Center, before suing her husband of 13 years.
The prosecutors resolved the case, after the accused failed to submit his counter-affidavit.
RA 9262 punishes a perpetrator’s act that results in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering, or economic abuse.
The law considers these acts of violence a public offense, and provides for protective measures and other necessary relief for victims.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 25, 2012.