Law enforcers from several police and Army units traveled to the hinterland barangay of Dugui San Vicente in Virac last Sunday to arrest the town’s No. 9 Most Wanted Person who turned out to be a member of the barangay council.
According to the report, elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Catanduanes, Virac police station, 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), and the Military Intelligence Company (MICO) of the 9th Military Intelligence Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Army apprehended their quarry at 2:15 p.m. of Feb. 7, 2021 in Virac’s farthest barangay.
The report identified the barangay kagawad only as a certain “Rey”, 49, who is facing a criminal charge before the sala of Presiding Judge Genie G. Gapas-Agbada of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 42 for violation of Section 10 (a) ng Republic Act 7610 under Criminal Case No. 7181 with bail set at P80,000.00.
The offense, for committing other acts of child abuse, cruelty or exploitation or other conditions prejudicial to the child’s development, carries a penalty of prision mayor in its minimum period or about six to eight years in jail.