TWO residents of Pilar, Camotes accused of raping a 12-year-old girl were arrested by the Anti-Kidnapping Group-Visayas Field Unit (AKG-VFU) on Friday morning, July 16, 2021, in Purok Rose, Villahermosa, Pilar in Camotes Island, Cebu.
They are Noriel Tanza Sumalinog, 19, and Rosel Pepito Platero, alias Tikdong, 43.
One of them is reportedly a bisexual who allegedly had sexual intercourse with his live-in partner, a 19-year-old man.
The 12-year-old victim was allegedly raped on March 1, 2021 in the same area where the suspects were arrested.
The suspects were arrested through a warrant of arrest issued on July 9, 2021.
Police Lieutenant Zosimo Ravanes Jr., team leader of AKG-VFU, said that Sumalinog already has two cases of rape against him while Platero has one, all under the court of Judge Flor Amor Opon, assisting judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 25 in Danao City.
The court has not recommended bail for Sumalinog while Platero can be temporarily released after posting a bail of P120,000. (GPL)