Vol. XX No. 41

December 20, 2000

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Retarded woman raped by farmer

A farmer is facing a possible death sentence after he allegedly sexually abused a mentally retarded woman three times in the capital town since October this year.

Police learned of the incident last week when the victim's mother reported to them that her daughter, 20, was raped by a certain Guillermo Alpapara, 37, a resident of Palta Small, sometime in the last week of October, 2000.

According to an official source at the Virac police station, the sexual abuses were committed by the suspect whenever the woman, an "utal-utal" who only finished Grade II, was out gathering firewood by herself in a wooded area of the barangay and he was herding his carabao.

It was claimed that the man forcibly undressed the victim and leaned her body against a coconut tree before abusing her. The victim is now two months pregnant as a result of the rapes. Police said the case against Alpapara was set to be filed this Monday before the Municipal Trial Court of Virac.

Meanwhile, a suspect in a robbery has complained to police that he and his three companions was threatened to be killed by a security guard and an alleged agent of the National Bureau of Investigation last week.

Mogie Cerilo y Sta. Cruz, 23, single, and a resident of San Pedro, alleged that at about 2:30 A.M. of December 12, he was with his three companions, whom he identified only as Angel of Pajo, Jerry of Rawis and one alias Bungal of Danicop, when the incident occurred near the Boys Scouts headquarters.

He claimed that a certain Chacoy Fortades, reportedly a security guard at Citizen Drug I, and one Eric Isidoro, an alleged NBI agent, accosted them and threatened to have them "salvaged" is they would not confess who were behind a robbery. He said the duo were armed with guns, with Isidoro allegedly firing his gun once near the left ear of Cerilo's companion. The complaint did not state the circumstances of the alleged robbery.








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