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Italian diplomat arrested by the Philippines for alleged child abuse found with 3 boys: Govt

Published on Apr 7, 2014 6:48 PM

MANILA (AFP) - An Italian diplomat detained in the Philippines is being investigated for alleged child abuse after he was found in the company of three boys, the government said on Monday.

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the police arrested Daniele Bosio at a water fun park near Manila at the weekend following a tip-off from a local child rights group.

"He is now in detention while his case is undergoing preliminary investigation with the fiscal (prosecutor)," Ms de Lima told AFP.

"He was caught in the company of three boys, ages 8 to 12 year old."

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