US expat faces jail term for illicit sexual relations

MANILA – A former United States Department of State employee has pleaded guilty to engaging in illicit sexual relations with a minor while assigned at the US Embassy here for four years.

Dean Edward Cheves, 63, admitted his guilt to the charges, according to a statement quoting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite Jr. of the US Justice Department’s Criminal Division and lawyer Jessica Aber of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Dean Edward Cheves