By Staff
Published 2:00 PM, September 26, 2021

Kawayan, Biliran— An American national accused of violations of RA 7610 (sexual abuse) was arrested in his home by combined forces from Kawayan MPS, Almeria MPS and the CIDG Biliran Field Unit about 6: 30 in the evening on Wednesday (Sept) in Brgy. Iyusan, Almeria, Biliran.

Kawayan Chief of Police Lt. Hilario Rampano III identified the accused as Scott Franzen, 60, American citizen, married, self-employed and a resident of Brgy. Iyusan, Almeria, Biliran.

The foreigner was arrested by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest issued Hon. Judge Luz Navarrete, presiding judge of RTC Eight Judicial Branch 16 in Naval, Biliran, dated Sept 20 for Violation of Sec 5 (b) RA 7610, SEXUAL ABUSE under Criminal Case No. N-4160.

The court granted a P200, 000 bail for the accused.

The accused after he was arrested immediately proceeded to the issuing court to post bail that grants him his temporary liberty.

The police has no record where and when the sexual abuse happened and who his victim was.

On the other hand, the accused was also involved in a vehicular accident last August 18 this year, wherein his vehicle, a Ford Focus, collided with a motorcycle with sidecar driven by certain Ceferino Mangaporo, which resulted in the latter’s untimely demise. [American national involved in vehicular accident fled, arrested] –

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