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18-Year-Old Man Arrested for Alleged Rape of 13-Year-Old Victim in Manila

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An 18-year-old man was arrested for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl in Manila, following an incident involving the two minors and their friends.

According to CCTV footage, the suspect, the 13-year-old victim, and their friends were seen talking on Tuesday night outside the victim’s house in Barangay 752, Malate, Manila. The footage revealed that they were also drinking alcohol at the victim’s house.

Here are some details of the incident according to the report of ABS-CBN News.

The Incident

Following police investigations, it was revealed that the group consumed two bottles of gin. This led to the victim feeling dizzy and eventually falling asleep. Upon waking, she experienced pain in her private area, leading her to suspect that she had been sexually assaulted.

“After makaubos sila ng dalawang boteng gin, nalasing ‘yung biktima natin tapos nahilo, nakatulog. Paggising niya, naramdaman niya masakit na ‘yung ari niya,” recounted Police Major Leonardo De Guzman, Deputy Station Commander of Malate Police Station.

Upon realizing what had happened, the victim cried out, waking her friends, who confronted the suspect. Additionally, the suspect reportedly told them that he was attempting to wake her up from a dream.

The victim reported the incident to the police on Wednesday night. As a result, the suspect was arrested at his residence in Barangay 818, Paco, Manila. The arrest was carried out with the assistance of local barangay officials.

Arrest and Denial

“Pinuntahan namin ‘yung chairman, pinatawag at pinuntahan namin ‘yung bahay, lumabas naman. Magalang naman ‘yung lalaki. Kaya lang dineny niya lahat,” said Antonio Quirante, chairman of Barangay 752, detailing the arrest.

The suspect, however, denied the allegations and claimed that he and the victim were former lovers. “Ex ko. Ang pangit po ng ginawa niya sa akin dahil sa sobrang dami ko pong pakikisama sa kanya, ganito ‘yung bawi niya sa akin,” he said.

Furthermore, the parents of the victim declined to give any statements regarding the incident. The suspect, who has no previous criminal record, is currently in custody at the Malate Police Station. He faces charges of statutory rape and child abuse.

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