Farmer arrested for child abuse in Sablan

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SABLAN, Benguet – A 39-year old farmer was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents based on a warrant for allegedly child abuse in his residence at Tofil, Bagong, here, Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested individual as Virgilio Carpio Tolmod a.k.a. E-el, 39, married, farmer and a resident of Tofil, Bagong, Sablan, Benguet.

He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Rufus G. Malecdan, Jr. of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 9 in La Trinidad for acts of lasciviousness in relation to the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law with a recommended bail bond of P80,000 for his temporary liberty.

The arrested wanted individual was subsequently brought to the Sablan Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to his turnover to the issuing court for the proper disposition of the case filed against him.

By Dexter A. See

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