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Police Officer Arrested for Alleged Rape of 14-Year-Old Daughter

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On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, a 42-year-old police officer found himself behind bars after his 14-year-old daughter accused him of rape multiple times. Here are some details according to Cebu Daily News.

Incident Details

The arrest unfolded following a complaint filed by the victim and her mother at the Liloan Municipal Police Station, alleging repeated sexual abuse by the suspect, who is an active member of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Police Major Windell Abellana, Public Information Officer of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), confirmed the arrest and detailed that the victim, accompanied by her mother, bravely reported the disturbing incidents of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by her own father.

Alleged Offenses

According to reports, the most recent incident occurred on Sunday, March 17, within the confines of their residence, adding to a series of purported assaults on the victim.

Upon receiving the complaint, authorities swiftly launched a hot pursuit operation to apprehend the suspect. Despite an initial search yielding no results, the suspect was eventually located in Barangay Langub, Asturias, Cebu.

Law enforcement personnel from Liloan, accompanied by members of the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), worked seamlessly to effectuate the arrest. The suspect was positively identified by the victim and taken into custody.

Legal Proceedings

As of the latest update, the suspect remains detained at the custodial facility of the Liloan Municipal Police Station. Further legal proceedings are pending.

Meanwhile, the victim received medical and psychological evaluation at the Pink Room of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. This ensured her well-being and provided necessary support during this challenging time.



Police Colonel Percival Zorilla, CCPO Provincial Director, reaffirmed the PNP’s zero-tolerance policy towards misconduct within its ranks. He reiterated the importance of upholding integrity and accountability among law enforcement personnel. He stressed the importance of upholding moral integrity and accountability among all members of the organization.

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