Bukidnon lass cries foul versus foreigner

BUKIDNON NEWS – An 18-year old lass from Bukidnon has cried foul against two Americans. The unnamed lass said that she and another female were abused by Americans James Robert Naquin and James Leon Edler.

Two days ago, prosecutors have filed child abuse charges against the two. Both are facing charges for allegedly violating the law for special protection of children against abuse, discrimination and exploitation. Naquin and Edler were reportedly arrested in a hotel raid Wednesday.

If found guilty, the 62 year old Naquin may serve a prison term of no less than 12 years to life. Edler, on the other hand, may serve six years and one day to 12 years if found guilty of the charges.


A fifteen year old lass, together with the 18 year old girl from Bukidnon, said that Naquin had sexual contact with her. Reports alleged that the crime took place in De Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City and that although Edler was not involved, the hotel room was allegedly registered under his name.

Authorities say that the child abuse charges were based on video clips that showed the suspect Naquin having sex with the 15 year old.

Both suspects are now under police custody in Carmen, CDO.

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