Surigao del Norte (SDN) – In the need to advance the rights of children, Local Police arrested suspect for Acts of Lasciviousness yesterday, August 23, 2021.
Provincial Director (PD) Police Colonel Noel C Espinoza identified the suspect as Elpidio Bautista, 68 years old and a resident of Purok-1, Barangay Mabini, Surigao City.
Personnel of Tubod Municipal Police Station (MPS) in coordination with Surigao City Police Station arrested Bautista by virtue of Warrant of Arrest on April 22, 2021 around 10:00 AM at his residence issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 29, Surigao City, dated July 28, 2014 for the crime of Acts of Lasciviousness as amended by Sec. 5, Par (b) of RA 7610 docketed under Criminal Case Nos. 10234 and 10235, with recommended bail of Php 180,000.00 each.
The said offender is now under the custody of Tubod MPS for documentation and proper disposition.
“We must always claim our stand in protecting our youngsters at all cost and be a channel on not impeding their growth and development that is when we truly commit real progress. I laud our troops for a successful operation” PD expressed.