Cebu City, Philippines. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Filipino teacher was arrested after he was caught with a minor student in Cebu City, Philippines.

On Monday morning, police arrested the 24-year-old teacher after they received a call informing them that a teacher was with a student in a lodging house, Cebu Daily News reported.

The names of the suspect and the victim are being withheld due to the sensitivity of the case.

According to Police Captain Armando Labora of the Parian Police Precinct, the 17-year-old senior high school student said the teacher asked him to have sex with him in exchange for high grades.

However, the teacher denied the accusations and said that he and the student were only talking inside the lodging house. The teacher said he was stressed so he took the student to the lodging house for a massage.

Labora said the student, who was turned over to his parents, had a medical checkup to determine whether the student’s claims were true. Labora said charges will be filed against the teacher for violating Republic Act 7610 or the Child Abuse Law.

The teacher is currently detained at the Parian Police Precinct pending the filing of charges.

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