A physical education high school teacher was sacked following a molesting incident in Cebu.
The teacher, of Talisay National High School, was charged with two counts of child abuse on Tuesday, March 3, for allegedly touching the private parts of his 11-year-old male minor student.
The incident occurred during the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) Meet in Balamban town, in which the suspect was one of the coaches. The victim was one of the football players representing his school.
The teacher asked the student to talk to him after dinner at 7 p.m. on February 26.
The teacher, who is in his 20's, allegedly brought him to a dark area where he touched the Grade 6 pupil's private parts.
The boy managed to run away but was later approached again by the teacher and brought him to a multicab where he allegedly told the student to perform oral sex on him.
The boy said he was given P100 to keep quiet about what happened. But the minor confessed to his coach about the incident and then they reported it to the police.
"Baka nagustuhan siya kasi may itsura yung batang yun kung titignan nga parang hindi siya elementary dahil sa tangkad niya," said Asturias police station chief Senior Inspector Glenn Devocion.
Talisay City mayor Johnny delos Reyes decided to fire the teacher, saying what was done to the student is unacceptable.
He also said it will serve as a warning to others who have or is planning to commit the same act.
"They have to discipline themselves. There are things that I know they need to do, but they have to take it to the right places. Schools are considered children's second home, they should feel safe in there," delos Reyes said.
The school's administration said the teacher has not reported back to work after the incident, and seemed to have already left his house.
It also said it was the first time faculty member got involved in trouble.
The victim meanwhile has already returned to class.
[with reports from ABS-CBN News and GMA News; photo: Mike Limpag, Photobucket]