Pasay court orders arrest of ex-US embassy officer over sex with Filipino minor | Inquirer News

Pasay court orders arrest of ex-US embassy officer over sex with Filipino minor

/ 07:49 PM August 26, 2021
Dean Edward Cheves (Photo courtesy of Alexandria Sheriff's Office)

Dean Edward Cheves (Photo courtesy of Alexandria Sheriff’s Office)

MANILA, Philippines — The Pasay City Regional Trial Court has ordered the arrest of former United States foreign service officer Dean Edward Cheves for engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year old Filipina.

Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 109 Presiding Judge Christian Castañeda issued the arrest warrant for Cheves who is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 7610 or the Child Abuse Law and Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act.

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The court recommended a P200,000 bail for his temporary liberty.

Cheves is currently in the United States and was indicted by a federal grand jury at the Eastern District of Virginia for having sex in a foreign place and possessing child pornography during his stint here.

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The court told law enforcers to bring Cheves “before this Court to be dealt with according to law.”

The Department of Justice is already considering the extradition of Cheves.

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