BACOLOD

Raps filed vs suspect in rape-slay of 6-year-old girl

A RAPE with homicide complaint was filed by Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) before the City Prosecutor Office Monday against a construction worker who allegedly raped and killed a six-year-old girl.

The crime happened in a canal in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City on October 15.

Police Lieutenant Arlyn Torrendon, head of WCPD, said Tuesday, October 20, that they charged the 24-year-old suspect, who is detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 4.

She said the results of the medical examination of the victim showed a laceration in her private part.

"It's an indication that she was molested by the suspect," she added.

On October 15, the body of the victim was found in a canal in Barangay Estefania.

Investigation showed that before the incident, the victim attended a birthday party near their house and the suspect was also in the area. The suspect was seen holding the victim.

Torrendon said after the party, the mother of the victim discovered that one of her children was missing and their neighbors, including the mother of the suspect, helped them find her.

She said when they found the body of the victim, the suspect voluntarily surfaced and went to the investigators in the area for his safety because he was the last person who was seen with the victim.

The suspect also admitted that he committed the crime and was under the influence of the intoxicating liquor when he raped and killed the victim.


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