Former teacher accused of raping student

Posted at 06/30/13 11:11 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A former teacher was arrested after being accused of raping a student in Manila.

The teacher was identified as 27-year-old Billy Opolente, who used to teach music at the Holy Trinity Academy.

According to investigations done by the Manila Police District (MPD), Opolente first abused 13-year-old “Mico” when he was in Grade 7.

Opolente allegedly invited “Mico” to eat out but instead brought the victim to his house and raped him.

The abuse continued for over a year. Opolente also allegedly demanded P5,000 from “Mico” in exchange for not releasing a video of him being abused.

Opolente was fired from the school when “Mico’s” parents found out about the abuse and informed school officials.

But Opolente allegedly continued to threaten “Mico,” leading his parents to approach the police.

Opolente will undergo inquest proceedings for rape. He may face other charges as the victim was a minor as well as for taking videos of the rape. -- Report from DZMM