Gay teacher in sexual abuse case arrested PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:54

by DAN TORIBIO

A volunteer teacher, who went missing after he was charged of molesting several male elementary pupils in Zamboanga City, was arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur last Wednesday night.

Jhonny Pacinio Piscos, 23, was nabbed on the strength of a warrant issued by Judge Peter V. Eisma, presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court 9th Judicial Region Branch 15, for violation of Section 10 in relation to Section 3 of RA 7610 with case numbers 30039 to 30040.

The court has recommended P80,000 each of his cases for his temporary liberty.

Piscos was the subject of a complaint filed by parents of several pupils of Southcom Elementary School sexually molestation for allleged sexual molestation last October.

The complainants said the molestations took place in different occasions in the afternoon after classes.

However, only two of the complaints prospered while the others remain pending.’

Piscos has denied the accusations and claimed that some parents were only out to destroying his name.

Pedro Melchor Natividad, schools division superintendent, had said the complaints have been investigated last October 21.

Piscos, according to Natividad, had also taught at the Ateneo de Zamboanga, Universidad de Zamboanga and Baliwasan Elementary School before teaching at the Southcom Elementary School.

A parent told the police she found out about her son’s ordeal when the boy’s friends started talking about it.

At least nine pupils – the oldest being 12 – had claimed having been sexually molested by Piscos atthe Southcom Elementary School.

The children narrated told investigators that Piscos would make them clean the classroom and then bathe them one at a time. He would then allegedly molest them.

Piscos went into hiding after the case was filed against him. – Dan Toribio Jr.