Italian envoy indicted for child abuse

by Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 26 2014 02:38 PM | Updated as of May 27 2014 06:48 PM

MANILA (UPDATED) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed on Monday child abuse raps against Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio.

The prosecution found "probable cause" to indict the Italian diplomat for violating Republic Act 7610 otherwise known as "Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination" and Republic Act 10364 or the Expanded Anti-trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.

Bosio faces three counts each.

A P120,000 bail was slapped for each count of violation of RA 7610.

No bail has been recommended in connection with the three counts.

The resolution was signed by Binan City prosecutor Agrifino Baybay III.

Bosio was earlier caught in the company of three boys ages 8 to 12 years old in a Laguna resort on April 15.

Bosio, the Italian ambassador to Turkmenistan, was on a holiday in the Philippines when he was arrested.

Records of the case referring to the events in Bosio's rented condominium have been forwarded to the Quezon City prosecutor's office "for proper disposition."

Reports also revealed Bosio brought the three boys TO his condominium in Eastwood, Libis.