Pub­lic school ex­ecs nabbed for 'child abuse'

Sun.Star Davao - - NETWORK NEWS -

CAGAYAN DE ORO A pub­lic school prin­ci­pal who has been pre­vi­ously ac­cused of com­mit­ting acts of las­civ­i­ous­ness against amother of a then fifth grader, was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, Septem­ber 13, for al­le­ga­tions of child abuse.

City Cen­tral School prin­ci­pal Arnold Te­jero was ar­rested af­ter a war­rant of ar­rest came out against him for al­leged child abuse.

Chief In­spec­tor Ja­son Sto. Domingo, deputy com­man­der station com­man­der of Co­gon po­lice, said the war­rant of ar­rest was re­leased by Re­gional Trial Court Branch 22.

Te­jero was ar­rested while still in­side the school premises around 4 p.m.

In an in­ter­view, Te­jero de­nied the al­le­ga­tions say­ing the fis­cal's of­fice made the res­o­lu­tion but failed to take note of his counter-af­fi­davit.

"Naapil lang ko kay ako may nag-in­ves­ti­gate, unya nabu­tang sa com­plaint the way ang akong ad­mo­ni­tion sa mi­nor, pero bakak man na," he said.

He added, "Gi-serve ang war­rant, obe­di­ently, ni­uban nalang ko kay naa may war­rant of ar­rest."

Te­jero said he was sup­posed to ap­ply for bail on Wed­nes­day but ran out of time. He spent the night in­side a jail cell in Co­gon po­lice station.

It can be re­called that Te­jero was also ac­cused of acts of las­civ­i­ous­ness last year, filed by a mother of a 5th grader. He was also ac­cused of sex­ual ha­rass­ment by his own teach­ers.

On Wed­nes­day, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal Rudy Vil­lalo­bos was also ar­rested for al­le­ga­tions of child abuse but has been re­leased on bail.

Reports said that Grade 5 and Grade 6 stu­dents of the most pop­u­lated pub­lic ele­men­tary school in Cagayan de Oro, com­plained against Vil­lalo­bos for sup­pos­edly kick­ing them. The com­plaint was filed in April 2016.

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