Sex+Crimes+LawManila: Police have arrested the academic director of a school in the Philippines for having oral sex with a teenage student in exchange for a passing grade.

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents made the arrest in Mandaluyong City on April 10 and charged Faustino Ticman Jr, 47, academic director of the St. John Bosco Institute of Arts and Sciences with acts of lasciviousness, reports newsinfo.inquirer.net.

The officer at the NBI’s anti-fraud division handling the case said Ticman admitted performing oral sex on the student but claimed it was the student who had suggested it in order to pass his subject.

The freshman management student was accompanied by his mother to the NBI where the victim tearfully narrated his experience.

“He appeared to have been traumatized by the incident and was trembling’ during the interview,” said agent Normando Anire who is investigating the case.

The victim approached Ticman on April 3 and asked if he could avail himself of a make-up project to pass the subject, Anire said.

In his affidavit, the victim said that instead of giving him a project to work on, Ticman asked him if he was willing to do something in exchange for a passing mark.

When the victim said yes, Ticman asked the student to massage his hands and then his back.

“After few minutes, the suspect stood up and locked the door of the classroom and brought the victim to a corner of the room and sexually assaulted him,” the NBI official said.

The victim’s mother told the NBI that her son was traumatized by the incident and showed “restlessness and anxiety attacks.’’

The student then told his mother about what had happened which led to the filing of the complaint.

In the Philippines same-sex conduct may be subject to the “grave scandal” prohibition in Article 200 of the Revised Penal Code and is a criminal act with minors under 18 or even if the minor consents to the act for money, gain, or any other remuneration, or as the result of an influence of any adult person.

Source: newsinfo.inquirer.net

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