Man who ‘slapped’ boy charged

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 for violating Section 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 complaint said he woke when Osorio slapped on the face without any reason.

The boy even quoted Osorio, after slapping him, as saying: “Wala koy kahadlokan diri. Sinaryohan ta mo sa babaw (I  do not fear anyonehere, I will make a scene).”

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

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