POLICE arrested an elderly man accused of child abuse late Thursday afternoon inside his home in a sub-urban village in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte province, police reports said on Friday.
Reports reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) national operations center in Camp Crame identified the arrested suspect as Reynaldo Dagani, 79-yrs old, married and a resident of Purok-5, Barangay Tolosa of the said city.
The reports said that Dagani was arrested at his home at about 5:30 p.m. by elements of Cabadbaran City police base on a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Gael Paderanga of the RTC Branch 34 of said city.
The suspect was reportedly facing rape charges in connection with RA 7610 of the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, with a bail of P120,000, the reports said.
The reports said that Dagani is now under the custody of the Cabadbaran City police station for proper disposition. Anthony Vargas