Man charged for slapping boy

A MAN has been charged for allegedly slapping a 16-year-old-boy in Barangay Panacan, Bunawan District last week.

Based on the case filed with the Regional Trial Court, Meruel Bosaco Osorio has been charged with violating Sec. 10 (a) of Republic Act 7610 (Anti-Child Abuse Law) for slapping the minor.

Prosecutor Faizal Padate decided to resolve the case after Osorio, during the inquest proceeding, opted to face the case in court.

In his May 12 resolution, Padate said Osorio is liable of the charges as he abused the minor physically.

In his affidavit, the complainant claimed that he woke up when Osorio slapped him on the face without any reason.

The boy even quoted Osorio, after slapping him, as saying: “I do not fear anyone here, I will make a scene.”

This prompted the boy to seek police assistance, which resulted in Osorio’s arrest even as he attempted to run away.

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