- Exhibitionist jeepney driver flashed his private parts to a lady student while driving in Pasay City
- Victim was left traumatized by the incident, will press charges against driver
- LTFRB to investigate the case, to summon both the operator and driver
MANILA, Philippines – Police have arrested a jeepney driver caught flashing and fondling his private parts in the presence of his lady passenger last Friday, June 17.
Arrested was Jesse Veron Sewell, 41, after his victim, “Iza”, complained to police about the indecent act.
In an interview with ABS-CBN, Iza, 21, said she sat beside Sewell as he was plying his route in Aurora Boulevard and felt uncomfortable because he kept looking at her.
She recounted how Sewell suddenly unzipped his pants and started fondling himself after she was the only passenger left inside the vehicle.
“Natakot po ako bigla, nanginig po ako, tumulo na po iyung luha ko. Naisip ko pong tumalon kaso ‘di ko po nagawa kasi baka nga po mamamatay ako,” she said.
[I was suddenly scared, I was trembling and my tears were falling. I was thinking of jumping but I could not do because I might die.]
Fortunately, Iza kept her composure enough to record a video of Sewell in the act. She later showed the video both to Pasay police and the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LFTRB) and vowed to file charges of unjust vexation and other appropriate raps against the jeepney driver.
For its part, the LFTRB has summoned both Sewell and the operator of the jeepney to a hearing next week.
Val Vijandre, LFTRB Board Member Ariel Inton’s chief of staff, said Sewell will have his driver’s license canceled if found to be guilty. He added his operator will also be facing penalties if found liable for negligence.