Gabriela calls for extradition of former US diplomat in child sex abuse case

MANILA, Philippines — The former United States (US) diplomat who pleaded guilty engaging in illicit sexual conduct with Filipino minors should be extradited to the Philippines, women’s right advocate group Gabriela party-list said on Thursday.

Gabriela party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas said the ex-diplomat Dean Edward Chevez should be held accountable under the Philippine laws as the crimes were committed while he was in Philippine territory.

Chevez, according to a statement posted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), met multiple minors over the internet while he was in service at the US Embassy in the Philippines, from 2017 to 2021.

“Cheves must also be held accountable un…

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