“LASING po ako noon, sorry po, tao lang po,”
This was the admission of a 40-year jobless man after he was arrested on Sunday evening for sexually molesting his 12-year-old stepdaughter inside their abode in Bgy. Bagombong, Caloocan City.
Caloocan Police Chief P/Col. Samuel Mina said the suspect, who was included in barangay and police drug watch list, also yielded a plastic sachet of 10 grams of shabu worth P68,000 after he was collared by operatives of Caloocan Police Sub-Station 8, led by P/Maj. Jose Hizon while trying to escape.
Police said the victim was left under the care of her stepfather when her mother was arrested for her involvement in illegal drugs.
The victim, who was still crying and trembling in pain after the incident, went to her grandmother’s house and told her that she was sexually molested by her stepfather which prompted the old woman to seek police assistance.
Col. Mina said charges for statutory rape and violation of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspect before the Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office.