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2 of 3 men nabbed for ‘raping’ teens after drinking spree
POLICEMEN arrested two of the three suspects who allegedly “raped” two victims aged 17 and 18 after being invited to a birthday party in Quezon City on Wednesday.
The three suspects, who are all residents of Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City, were aged 18, 20, and 21. One of them remains at large.
A report from the Holy Spirit Police Station Police Station (PS) 14 showed that on March 29, 2023, the two victims were invited by one female (name withheld) and a 17-year-old female to a birthday party in Bgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City. The former, however, did not attend the occasion.
The two victims and the 17-year-old female, three suspects, and four other males had a drinking session at around 4:30 a.m. of the same day and were later transferred to the house of one of the suspects.
At around 6:00 a.m., the two victims and the three suspects fell asleep inside a room. The victims occupied the bed while the three suspects slept on the floor.
Further investigation showed that one of the victims was roused from her sleep after noticing that somebody was on top of her, “kissing” her nipples. She also discovered that she was already naked.
She then saw her friend also naked and being “sexually abused” by two other suspects.
Both victims shouted for help. But their 17-year-old female companion did not help them and told them to “keep quiet and ignore” what’s happening.
The two victims fought back and ran outside the house until they reached the roadside.
They were able to seek help from a passing taxicab. Later, they sought police assistance from PS-14, wherein the operatives immediately conducted a follow-up operation that resulted in the arrest of two suspects while one suspect managed to elude the arrest.
PS-14 Station Commander P/Col. May Genio said a continuous manhunt operation was being conducted for the possible arrest of the remaining suspect.
The suspects will be charged for violation of Republic Act (RA) 8353 or the Anti-Rape Law of 1997 before the QC Prosecutor’s Office.
“Crimes against persons like rape have no place in Quezon City. Thus, the QCPD strengthens its force in ensuring the public that these perpetrators are arrested even if they go into hiding,” Quezon City Police Director (QCPD) Director P/Brigadier Gen. Nicolas D. Torre III said.