Rodymar Lelis, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines (arrested Apr 2018) [molestation of student, 14]

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    Teacher’s family, friends appeal to public: Don’t be too quick to judge

    12 November 2019


    Nenita Narbuada, 63, has one appeal for the public: to hold back their judgment on arrested teacher Rodymar Lelis. Alhough not related to Lelis by blood, Narbuada took care of Lelis since he and his three siblings were orphaned at an early age. “Ako’y nibarog nga ginikanan anang mga bataa kay mga buotan man gud. Dili na ingon nga barumbado o palaaway,” Narbuada told CDN Digital. (I stood as their mother because those kids were really responsible. They were not rude.. they did not pick fights.) The Lelis’ family are natives of Barangay T. Padilla. Since his parents died, Narbuada ...


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    Federal Police Find Child Pornography on Teacher's Phone

    14 November 2019


    Investigators from the Department of Homeland Security have arrested a teacher working at La Tierra Montessori School on charges of possessing child pornography. Rodymar Lelis had worked as the School’s 5th/6th grade teacher before being arrested Nov. 5 at his Española home, following a two-month investigation. School interim head learner Robert Abney sent a letter to parents and families the next day, in which he wrote that there is no evidence Lelis committed any crimes against La Tierra students. “Obviously, this news is of great concern to us, and we felt it important to provide clear and correct information as ...


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    Teacher from Cebu arrested in 2018 jailed again in US for child porn

    11 November 2019


    Remember the Cebu City public school teacher who was arrested for allegedly making sexual advances on a 14-year-old athlete during the Palarong Pambansa in Vigan, Ilocos Sur in April 2018? Well, he is behind bars again, this time in New Mexico in the United States. Rodymar Lelis, 29, a former teacher at the Zapatera Integrated School in Barangay Zapatera in Cebu City, was jailed for alleged possession and sharing of pornographic videos of children. According to a news release of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Lelis is facing a criminal complaint for “accessing videos ...


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    NM teacher faces child porn charges

    A New Mexico teacher who is in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa has been arrested on federal child pornography charges, and it’s not the first time he’s been arrested for sexual crimes against children. Rodymar Lelis, 29, was charged with possession with intent to view child pornography by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security earlier this month for sending illegal videos through Facebook Messenger while he was staying at an Albuquerque hotel in September. He is currently in the Santa Fe County jail on a U.S. Marshal detainer. Lelis, who is from the Philippines, was a teacher at La ...


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    https://www.abqjournal.com/1393066/nm-teacher-faces-child-porn-charges.html
     
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    Ohkay Owingeh teacher faces child porn charges

    18 November 2019


    A New Mexico teacher who is in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa has been arrested on federal child pornography charges, and it’s not the first time he’s been arrested for sexual crimes against children. Rodymar Lelis, 29, was charged with possession with intent to view child pornography by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security earlier this month for sending illegal videos through Facebook Messenger while he was staying at an Albuquerque hotel in September. He is currently in the Santa Fe County jail on a U.S. Marshal detainer. Lelis, who is from the Philippines, was a teacher at La ...


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    Cebuano teacher arrested in United States for allegedly possessing child porn videos

    10 November 2019


    A teacher from Cebu City who was previously accused of molesting a Filipino teenager was arrested in U.S. state of New Mexico early last week for allegedly possessing child pornography. KOB 4 reported. A two-month investigation was conducted by the authorities leading to his arrest in Española on Nov. 5. His hearing started three days later. If convicted of the charges, Lelis stands to be imprisoned for up to 20 years in federal prison. Meanwhile, LTMAS send a statement to parents saying that it doesn’t have “any evidence of or allegations that any students at LTMAS or anywhere else in ...


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    Good article in the Rio Grande Sun based on an interview with a former board member & current parent at La Tierra Montessori School

    Some excerpts:
    • "... with enrollment dropping from its high of over 130 to just over 60 this year. Leadership, he said, has also been lacking. The School is currently on its third head administrator of the year. Three Council members abruptly resigned ..."
    • "... while observing a class, he saw Lelis walk aggressively toward a misbehaving student and getting within 10 inches of their face. 'If I had not been in there, something else might have happened ...'"
    • "One student, he said, told him how Lelis had called her “sexy” when she wore shorts to school. Another student told Sandoval that Lelis would look at him and other students in a sexual manner. One student described how Lelis would often point the front-facing camera on his computer toward students while they were in class."\\
    • "Because the charges were dropped, a background check conducted by the Philippine’s National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) turned up no results. ... Lelis was asked in his application if he had ever been charged or convicted of a crime. He wrote he had not and began work later that week."
    • "Lelis also included references to verify his prior work history. When the Rio Grande SUN attempted to contact these references, it was found their numbers and emails did not exist. Some included no contact information at all."
    • "She said the company does not perform its own background checks, but that it probably will moving forward. '(Lelis) made us realize that we need to do our own investigation as well,” she said. “We’ve started to Google our own teachers now.'"
    • "As an example, he said Abney, who is based in Los Lunas, is only present in the School twice a week, leaving a void of leadership. He wondered to whom the girl whom Lelis called 'sexy' would have gone to file a report."
    • "He also said a teacher described an incident where she saw pornographic images appear on Lelis’ projector during class and that she had not told anyone else."


    La Tierra Parent, Former Board Member Loses Confidence


    Ben Sandoval has been involved with the community at La Tierra Montessori School for over eight years. In that time, three of his children attended the School, with his daughter currently in the sixth grade. He even served as a member of La Tierra’s Governing Council. Now, however, he is questioning the quality of the school where he has spent so many years, after his daughter’s teacher, Rodymar Lelis, was arrested Nov. 5 for allegedly possessing child pornography. “I was losing comfort that my daughter was safe at the school,” he said. In many ways, Lelis’ arrest was the final ...


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