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A grade 6 married teacher in Davao City who forced his young student to have sexual relationship with him and threatened to expose her nude photographs in the social media was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP ACG) last Wednesday, PNP ACG director, Police Senior Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar announced today.

Jaime Oliva Jr., a 44-year old HEKASI teacher of the Davao City Special Education School is now facing charges for violations of Republic Act 7610 or Child Abuse, RA 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and RA 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act, said Eleazar.

In a report to PNP chief, Director General Ricardo C. Marquez, Eleazar said members of the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office 11 (RACO 11) headed by Superintendent Reynante R. Reyes arrested the suspect around 10:15 a.m. last Wednesday during an operation inside the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish located in Central Park Subdivision, Bangkal, Davao City.

The operation was conducted following a complaint from the student’s mother, said the official. According to Eleazar, the 17-year old victim confessed to her mother that she and the suspect developed an intimate relationship in exchange for some monetary considerations including her school allowance

“We learned that the suspect forced the minor to have a relationship with him and managed to take nude pictures of the victim while they were inside a motel,” the official said.

However, when the two had a misunderstanding, Oliva threatened to upload the naked photographs of the minor in Facebook. The PNP ACG investigation showed that Oliva was able to get the password of the victim’s Twitter account.

The suspect also demanded to have sex with a friend of the victim in exchange for not releasing her naked pictures in the social media.

Eleazar said the suspect was arrested right inside his vehicle during the entrapment operation launched with the help of the victim. Recovered from his possession were two mobile phones and a digital camera which have been subjected to a forensic examination by the PNP ACG.

The suspect’s Ford Ecosport was also impounded by RACO 11.

The arrest of the suspect prompted Eleazar to renew his call on parents and guardians to have a continuous communication with their children. “It involves patience, understanding and love so that our children will have an open communication with their parents. This is necessary to guide them in the use of the Internet in particular to avoid exposure to cybercriminals,” he said.

Eleazar maintained that preventing child abuse should be considered a high priority of all Filipinos, thus the need to further reinforce parenting and guardians’ skills by closely monitoring the child’s well-being.