THE Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor has indicted a 41-year-old security guard who allegedly sexually assaulted a mentally challenged woman inside a guardhouse last May 25.
Prosecutor Ramon Carisma found evidence to charge Geslani dela Peña with rape before the Regional Trial Court.
“The accused, with the use of force, threat and intimidation upon a person with disability, did and unlawfully have carnal knowledge with her, without consent and against the latter’s will,” reads the charge sheet.
The complainant, a 39-year-old mentally challenged woman, was assisted by her sister in filing the complaint against dela Peña of Barangay Basak San Nicolas.
The victim, in her complaint-affidavit, said that she passed by the guardhouse in their subdivision around 10:45 p.m. last May 25.
Dela Peña then grabbed the victim and dragged her to their shanty, where she was sexually assaulted.
She said that the guard only stopped raping her when his brother-in-law arrived.
The victim’s family members then reported the incident to the police, who arrested the accused. GMD