- His victim: 5-year-old niece
PINILI, Ilocos Norte, Nov. 1, 2019– A man called uncle by his young victim is now facing charges of statutory rape, a PNP report said.
Capt. Jeffrey Taccad, the town police chief, said the victim’s mother alleged that she caught the naked suspect in act of abusing her child whom he invited to go inside his house.
In a fit of anger, the mother beat the suspect and later reported the incident to the police station.
To elude arrest, the suspect fled and went into hiding at his brother-in-law’s house in the far-flung upland town of Adams, Ilocos Norte.
The in-law, however, tipped off the police who later apprehended the suspect.
Reports said the suspect, who is said to be suffering from depression, had long been separated from his wife for seven years now. (tri-media report)