Father arrested for rape
The man who allegedly raped his 11-year-old daughter last year was nabbed in Bago City, Negros Occidental, at about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday by members of the Regional Intelligence Unit-6, PNP Intelligence Group.
Police Officer 3 Joshua Barile said the suspect, whose name is being withheld by the DAILY STAR, had been hiding for almost a year.
The 40-year-old, a laborer in a sugarcane field, was nabbed on the strength of the warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 41 Judge Ray Allan Drilon, who denied him bail, Barile said.
The victim, now 12 years old, whose identity is also being withheld, filed the charges against her biological father when he allegedly raped her, Barile added.
Meanwhile, Senior Police Officer 3 Arlene Torendon, deputy chief of the Women and Children’s Complaints Desk, said yesterday that the teenager, who allegedly raped an 8-year-old girl in a barangay in Bacolod City Tuesday night, was charged Wednesday for rape in relation to Republic Act 7610, or the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act of 1992.*SGG
Five nabbed for wire theft
Five suspects, four of them minors, were arrested for cutting and stealing copper wires from street lights in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 3 a.m. yesterday.
Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, said that suspect Ismael Orot, 42, of Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod, is now detained at the lock-up cell of the station, and the four minors, aged 13, 14 and 16, whose identities are being withheld by the DAILY STAR, were turned over to the Social Development Center.
He said they had received several complaints from the City Engineer’s Office that electrical wires had been stolen in Brgy. Villamonte, and when they were conducting patrol at Ylac Street in the barangay, they caught the suspects stealing two rolls of AWG10 wire insulator.
The police recovered a pair of pliers from one of the minors who used to work in construction, and a red Rusi tricycle.
One minor told the DAILY STAR that Orot told them to cut wires, but Orot said in a television interview that he saw the minors beside the road and allowed them to ride his tricycle for P50 as fare.
Charges for theft were filed against the suspects before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday, Rosales added.*SGG