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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Raps filed vs. man
for raping of sister

BY SHIELA GELERA

Rape charges in relation to child abuse were filed before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday against a man for allegedly raping his 13-year-old sister several times at their house in a barangay in Bacolod City.

Senior Insp. Dianne Grace Aquitania, chief of the Police Women and Children Complaints Desk, said yesterday that the 25-year-old suspect, whose name she withheld, will face rape charges.

The result of the medical examination on the victim, whose name was also withheld, and whose age is 13 and not 15, as earlier reported by the police, showed lacerations in her sex organ indicating that she had indeed, been raped, police sources said.

The suspect, who is now detained at the lock-up cell of Station 5, denied that he raped his sister, adding that their neighbors, who resented him, are using her in taking revenge against him.

Investigation showed that the suspect allegedly molested the minor sexually several times and the last incident was on Monday. But the victim, who only made it to Grade 1, could not remember the first time he did it.

The father of the victim is already dead, while her mother is with her other family in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. The other elder brother and sister of the minor were not living in the house, Aquitania said.*SGG

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