ILIGAN CITY – Police arrested on Friday, July 19, a 24-year old who was accused of raping his 10-year old niece, in Barangay Kiwalan, here.
Police Captain Niel Mark Quipanes, chief of Iligan City Police Station 3, said the suspect was arrested at his house during a pursuit operation after their neighbors reported the incident to the police.
Quipanes said their initial investigation revealed that around 12:00 noon on Friday, the victim was on her way home when the suspect pulled her at the grassy portion of the area.
“The victim said she was punched and got fainted. When she gained her consciousness, she has no more underwear and full of blood, especially her private parts. She was very weak when neighbors brought her in the hospital,” Quipanes said.
The suspect was detained at ICPS 3 in Barangay Dalipuga while waiting for the family of the victims to file proper charges.
Quipanes said the suspect denied the accusation but the victim positively identified him through a picture the investigator brought to her in the hospital.