Freddie Aguilar was slapped with qualified seduction charges over his relationship with a 16-year-old girl identified by Freddie’s daughter Maegan as Jovy Gatdula.

The complaint was filed last Thursday by Atty. Fernando Perito, a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.

In his complaint, Perito said he is “angered, offended and scandalized” by Freddie, 60, going public with his relationship, which he candidly admitted early this month in a media interview.

The lawyer also called the “Anak” singer-composer a “sex-hungry child predator” and a “cradle snatcher,” who he believes to be merely sexually attracted to his teen girlfriend.

Freddie told radio DZMM he has the consent of the girl’s parents, who are based in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.

Perito asserted in his complaint that the girl’s parents should also be slapped with appropriate legal charges.

Freddie said he has yet to tap a lawyer concerning the case.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) earlier launched an investigation into the controversy, but has yet to issue a public statement.

Freddie last Thursday said the DSWD has already spoken with his girlfriend’s parents.

Sinabi na po ng magulang ni [girlfriend] na may basbas po ang pagmamahalan namin,” he said.

Pumunta na po sila doon...Nag-text din po sa aminyung nanay at tatay ni [girlfriend] na sinasabing kasama po namin sila na ipaglalabanyung pagmamahalan namin,” Aguilar said.

The couple earlier said they are planning to wed in two years, when the girl turns 18 (she’s turning 17 on Nov. 29).

Asked for his girlfriend’s reaction to the seduction charges against him, Freddie said, “Syempre, nasasaktan siya...Ang lumalabas para bang kilalang-kilala nila (critics) ‘yung girlfriend ko, sinasabing sinagot lang ako kesyo gusto ng pera, gusto sumikat, gusto ng ganyan, na wala naman pong katotohanan.”

Freddie, who separated from his third wife a decade ago, has six children.

His youngest, named Jeriko, is 24.

(ABS-CBN News)

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