Willie Revillame faces arrest over child abuse case

Remember Jan-Jan?

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(SPOT.ph) It was an eventful weekend for game show host Willie Revillame. The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the issuance of a warrant of arrest against Willie over his child abuse case that stemmed from an episode of the now-defunct show, Willing Willie.

 

You might remember back in 2011 when a six-year-old boy named Jan-Jan went on the show and was allegedly forced by Willie to perform a "macho dance" repeatedly, despite crying during his dance. The boy was given P10,000 as a cash prize. 

 

 

According to the CA, the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City's presiding Judge Roberto Buenaventura  issued the warrant of arrest only after "personally evaluating the factual circumstances," which led him to believe that there was probable cause to apprehend him.

 

"There is probable cause for the petitioner’s commission of a crime, his arrest and arraignment should now ensue so that this case may properly proceed to trial where the merits of both parties’ evidence and allegations may be weighed," said the CA.

 

Willie has yet to release a statement on the issue. 

 

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