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Teenager collared for ‘statutory rape’

May 6, 2023 Christian D. Supnad 197 views

LAOAG CITY – Police arrested on Friday an 18-year-old suspect tagged by authorities as the top 5 “most wanted person” (MWP) in the Ilocos region in operation in Barangay Manalpac Solsona, Ilocos Norte.

According to Col. Julius C. Suriben, Ilocos Norte police director, the teenage suspect was a resident of the said barangay.

The MWP was nabbed by the Solsona Municipal Police Station (MPS) together with personnel of PIT INorte, and RIU1 for charges of statutory rape under Article 266-A of the Revised Penal Code as amended by RA (Republic Act) 11648, and the arrest warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court, Branch 11 of Laoag City with no bail recommended.

The suspect is now under the custody of Solsona MPS for proper disposition.