Manila, July 10 -- The Supreme Court (SC) sanctioned a lawyer in connection with an anonymous complaint filed against him in 2002 for sexually harassing students at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City.

In its 11-page resolution dated April 10 and made available to the media Tuesday, the High Court through Associate Justice Jose C. Reyes, Jr. said "Atty. Cresencio P. Co Untian Jr. is suspended from the practice of law for five years and 10 years from teaching law in any school effective upon the finality of this resolution

"The court also issued a stern warning that repetition of the same or similar act "will be dealt with more severely," it said.

The complaint detailed acts of sexual harassment complaints by three law students. The ...