Man faces charges for rape-A A +A
Friday, October 19, 2012
A 26-YEAR-OLD man is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) for allegedly molesting his 15-year-old neighbor.
Charged with rape was Mark (not his real name) after he allegedly raped Sheila (name withheld for being a minor) on April 14.
In an affidavit, Sheila claimed she was invited to a drinking session in their neighbor's house, where the respondent was also there, around 8 p.m.
She said when she got tipsy and weak, she noticed a man, who was wearing a black shirt, pulled her off from where she was seated and brought her to an "unfamiliar place."
She said the man laid her on the bed and took off her shirt.
The said claimed she was surprised to see Mark on top of her naked.
She said she tried to push Mark but the latter was strong enough, prompting him to continue his lustful acts.
The accused molested her until she lost consciousness.
The victim went home and told her sister about what happened.
She said she went to their sitio leader's house, as her neighbor told her that Mark was staying there. However, when she arrived, the accused was not there anymore, prompting them to report the incident to the police thus, the filing of case.
No bail was recommended for the respondent. (Arianne Caryl N. Casas)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 19, 2012.