Finnish man faces VAWC case for allegedly mauling partner-A A +A
Sunday, February 3, 2013
A FINNISH national who allegedly mauled his 19-year-old live-in partner will face trial after he was charged with a criminal case by the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutor Noel Cellona found enough evidence to indict Robert (not his real name) for violation of Republic Act 9262, or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
Bail was set at P12,000 for the accused, whose case was resolved after he opted not to file his counter-affidavit.
Last Jan. 7, Robert, 36, hurt Adrienne (not her real name) after the latter refused to go with him to a party.
The foreigner also called her names during their argument.
He then pushed her to bed and told her that he did not like her anymore.
The next day, Robert came home and he argued with Adrienne again after the latter asked where he had been.
She was about to leave the house when the accused grabbed her and threw her back to bed. Robert then choked her and grabbed the jewelry she wore.
The attack stopped after the police arrested the accused.
Under RA 9262, violence against women and their children refers to “any act or a series of acts committed by any person against a woman who is his wife, former wife, or against a woman with whom the person has or had a sexual or dating relationship, or with whom he has a common child, or against her child whether legitimate or illegitimate, within or without the family abode, which result in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering, or economic abuse including threats of such acts, battery, assault, coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty.”
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 03, 2013.