Cop accused of raping 15-year-old girl faces criminal, admin raps
admin • October 29, 2018 • 4212
MANILA, Philippines — A police officer accused of raping the 15-year old daughter of a drug suspect in Sampaloc, Manila, has been slapped with criminal and administrative charges.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde said the PNP does not tolerate lewd acts such as committed by PO1 Eduardo Valencia.
“We want to assure the public that we will show no mercy sa mga pulis na ganito (to such kind of policemen). If siya ay mapatunayan na guilty diyan (If he is proven guilty of committing the crime), both administratively and criminally he will be charged. Iyan ay nasa kustodiya na ng NCRPO (That is under the custody of NCRPO),” said Albayalde.
The investigation revealed that PO1 Valencia brought the minor to a motel in Sta. Ana where he molested her in exchange for the freedom of her father who is in jail over drug charges.
The teen also tested positive for genital laceration in a physical examination conducted by a medico legal. — Lea Ylagan
The Senate Committees have approved the proposal to increase the statutory rape age to 16.
The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations, and Gender Equality approved the proposed measure on Thursday (October 10). Aside from the increase in the statutory rape age, the age for sexual consent was also raised from 12 to 16.
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, one of the authors of the bill, said it is time to amend the law especially due to the increase of sexual violence cases among children.
“As legislators, we need to ensure that our children are protected and that we set measures that will mitigate if not totally eradicate these alarming cases and statistics on sexual violence against children and teenage pregnancies,” Zubiri said.
The Philippines currently has the age of sexual consent at 12 which is the lowest in Asia and among the lowest in the world. -AAC (with reports from Harlene Delgado)
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday assured it is now working with Kuwaiti authorities for the arrest of a police officer accused of raping a Filipina worker in Kuwait.
“The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, is closely coordinating with Kuwaiti authorities for the speedy arrest of the suspect in the rape case involving a Filipina household service worker in Kuwait,” the agency said in a statement.
The suspect was identified as Fayed Naser Hamad Alajmy, 22.
According to Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Mohd Noordin Lomondot, Alajmy was identified as the one who assisted the Filipina worker for finger scanning registration at the airport when she arrived in Kuwait on June 4.
It was alleged that Alajmy later kidnapped and assaulted the victim.
Lomondot said a warrant of arrest has already been issued against the suspect.
The OFW’s employer is also cooperating with the embassy and local authorities in connection with the case.
“The Philippine Government will exert all efforts to ensure that justice is served,” the DFA said.
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