New village exec accused of bringing minors to motel

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

A NEWLY sworn in councilor of Barangay Cambaro, Mandaue City will be charged today with abduction after allegedly bringing five minors to a motel and giving them alcoholic drinks.

Jay-r Yosores, who took his oath of office last Nov. 27, was accused by a 15-year-old high school student of bringing her and her four friends to a motel in the Mandaue Reclamation Area.

Yosores, in a phone interview, denied the allegations, saying he was in Cebu City during the time the abuse allegedly happened. He said he will clear his name today at the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO).

Jessa (not her real name) told the police that Yosores allegedly invited her and her four friends, all girls except one, to a dinner in a mall in the reclamation area after soliciting an amount from him last Tuesday for their dance costume.


Jessa said that when she and her friends were in the mall, Yosores allegedly arrived on board a red car along with a companion named Gio, who was seated at the front passenger seat. The minors were told to sit in the back.

While inside the vehicle, Jessa said Yosores allegedly asked them if they drink alcoholic drinks. The minors said they only drink light ones.

Yosores stopped the car at a mall in Cebu City and ordered an alcoholic drink. Later, Yosores alighted from the car and came back bringing a filled pitcher.

Jessa said Yosores allegedly told them they would go to a place where they can put up tents. But they were surprised when they were brought to a motel room.

She said the councilor and his companion allegedly gave them drinks, although they haven't had dinner yet. Yosores allegedly ordered food but they were already intoxicated when the food came.

“We trusted him because he was a councilor,” Jessa told reporters.


After drinking one glass, Jessa said she got tipsy and refused another glass. But she said Yosores allegedly insisted.

Later, Jessa and her three girl friends locked themselves up inside the comfort room and shouted for help. At the time their drunk male friend was lying on the bed.

The minors were rescued by personnel of MCPO's Investigation and Detection Management Branch past 10 p.m.

PO3 Gilbert dela Cruz said the room was messy with vomit when they arrived.

The councilor and his companion were no longer around. They allegedly gave Jessa's male companion P1,200 before leaving.

MCPO Chief Petronelli Baldebrin said Yosores and his companion will be charged with consented abduction in relation to Republic Act 7610, also known as the Special Protection of Children against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. The charges will be filed today at the Mandaue City Prosecutor's Office.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 05, 2013.

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