Indian national accused of molesting borrower-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
POLICE filed on Tuesday charges before the City Prosecutor's Office against an Indian national accused of molesting a woman who borrowed money from him.
Senior Inspector Arcelyn L. Yaun, director of the Davao City Police Office’s Women and Children’s Protection Desk (DCPO-WCPD), identified the suspect as Pawandeep Kaur Singh, alias Sunny Mann, 26, a resident of Ecoland 1.
The complainant is a 19-year-old college student.
Yaun said the suspect is now facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9262, otherwise known as An Act Defining Violence against Women and their Children, Providing for Protective Measures for Victims.
Senior Police Officer 1 Edgar M. Allan, investigator of the DCPO’s Investigation and Detection Management Branch (IDMB), said the suspect was arrested at around 2 p.m. in Queensland Motel on Sunday following the complaint of the victim.
The woman said she first met the man in Kidapawan City in 2010.
But just recently, she sought him out for a loan as he is in the business of lending money.
"I texted him to let me borrow P15,000 cash with the interest of 10 percent for tuition. He agreed but on one condition, he will give me the money if I will allow him to be my boyfriend and have sex with him," Grace said.
Grace said the suspect texted her again on October 7 saying, he will let her borrow such amount. She added that according to Singh, they will meet at the motel on October 10.
"He picked me up at a grocery store and proceeded to the motel around 6:30 p.m. He promised to give the cash after having sexual contact with him," she added.
Grace said they left the motel around 8 p.m. and when they reached the SM City, the suspect handed her P1,500 and promised to withdraw the additional P3,500.
But since the ATM machine was offline, Grace said they proceeded next to the house of the suspect as he promised to get the cash. The victim waited in an area away from the house of the suspect.
"But I was really upset. He never returned and instead he texted me to leave because his cousin might see me, so I left and went home. I texted him again on Thursday that I will get the cash, but he got mad and threatened me that he will upload the video and pictures unknowingly taken by him while we were in the motel," Grace said.
Grace decided to file her complaint before the WCPD on Saturday against the suspect. The suspect called her on the phone saying, they should meet again at the same motel.
The suspect was arrested after the authorities went with the victim at the motel. He is now detained at the DCPO jail facility.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 18, 2012.