79-year-old faces abuse, sex molestation charges


POLICE arrested an elderly man accused of child abuse on Thursday afternoon inside his home in a sub-urban village in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, police reports said on Friday.

Reports reaching the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the arrested as Reynaldo Dagani, 79, of Purok-5, Barangay Tolosa of the said city.

The reports said that Dagani was arrested at his home at around 5:30 p.m. by elements of Cabadbaran City police on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Gael Paderanga of the Regional Trial Court Branch 34 of said city.

Dagani is facing rape charges in connection with Republic Act (RA) 7610 of the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, with a bail of P120,000, the reports said.

Reports said that Dagani is now under the custody of the Cabadbaran City police station for proper disposition.


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