Young man accused of rape-A A +A
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A YOUNG man is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) for raping his 18-year-old friend.
Charged with rape was Datu Barjiemil Mahadali, 19, of Davao City.
The case was raffled off on Thursday. The accused was directed to submit his counter affidavit for his defense, but failed to do so thus, the City Prosecutor’s Office had to resolve the case.
Prosecutor Jay Karel Sanchez II found probable cause to charge the suspect based on the affidavit/complaint filed by the victim.
Court records showed that on June 29, 2011, Mahadali, had sex with the woman inside a motel despite her refusal.
The woman said the moment they parked the vehicle in the motel, Mahadali forced her out and dragged her to the room.
She got pregnant, and when she told Mahadali about it, he told her to have it aborted.
In her resolution, Sanchez said the accused had sexual intercourse with the complainant through force and intimidation.
"The credibility is given to the complainant's allegation for her pregnancy due to the sexual contact. The fact that she was a minor that can easily be cowed and intimidated, further strengthen the allegation," Sanchez ruled.
The girl was 17 when the incident happened.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 11, 2013.