Leopoldo Montilla, 18, from Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur was arrested after he was caught in the act having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female he met on Facebook.
Constant chatting led to another thing, including having a relationship with the young girl.
Rape is out of the question as he insists they have a relationship, but because the girl is a minor, Montilla is to face a child abuse case.
Even with consent, having intercourse with a minor is punishable under Republic Act 7610 or Law Against Child Abuse.
According to GMA News TV “Balita Pilipinas”, the girl’s grandfather went home on Saturday and that’s when he caught Montilla in the act; doing ‘the thing’ with his grandchild.
Montilla allegedly attempted to flee, but he was mugged by the neighbors and arrested by the cops.
The grandfather insisted that his apo is a victim of sexual abuse. She’s a minor and Montilla abused the child’s frailties.
Let this be a lesson for all of us, to be careful of who we meet online, and to spend more time and be watchful of our children before it is too late.
Social media and dating sites may have proven many times that true love can start or exist online, and some may have had happy endings after meeting their partners online.
However, such is not always the case. While there are honest souls on social media sites, there also abounds wicked people who take advantage of others, like certain incidents which made it to the news (screenshot of Youtube thumbnails):