University professor arrested for ‘sexually abusing’ student, 17

AN English professor of a university in downtown Cebu City was arrested while allegedly abusing his 17-year-old student inside a lodge on Monday morning, April 22.

The suspect, Roel John, was caught performing oral sex on Kristof.

(SunStar Cebu is withholding the real names of the parties involved due to the sensitivity of the case and pending their comment on the allegations).

During the operation, personnel of the Parian Police Station caught the 24-year-old teacher in the act of doing the deed with the minor.

Kristof told the investigators that the suspect threatened to fail him in class if he did not agree to have sex with him.

Roel John will face complaints for violating Republic Act (RA) 7877 or the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act and RA 7610, the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.

Kristof’s father reported to the police around 9 a.m. on Monday after learning that his son was brought by his teacher inside a lodge, which is about 30 meters from the university and the police station.

P/Capt. Armando Labora, the Parian police chief, deployed his team and arrested Roel John.

The father suspects that Roel John has a crush on his son, saying his son was doing well in class.

Kristof told his father about his teacher’s threat. They agreed to entrap the suspect by reporting it to the police.

RA 7877 imposes a penalty of P10,000 to P20,000 and imprisonment of one to six months.

RA 7610 punishes any person “who shall commit any other acts of child abuse, cruelty, or exploitation or to be responsible for other conditions prejudicial to the child’s development.” (From AYB of SuperBalita Cebu, KAL)


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