2 tricycle drivers arrested for sex crimes vs. minors

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TWO tricycle drivers were arrested in two areas in southern Cebu after they were caught committing sex crimes against minors.

In Carcar City, Alenogenes Fajardo, a 53-year-old tricycle driver from Barangay Poblacion 1 was arrested on Thursday night, June 9, 2022, for allegedly sexually harassing a 12-year-old girl.

The incident reportedly happened in Sitio Baracca, Barangay Poblacion 2, in the same city.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ardioleto Cabagnot, chief of the Carcar City Police Station, told Superbalita Cebu that the victim was sitting at a waiting shed in the area when the suspect arrived. The victim was reportedly waiting for her father to give her money for a school project.

Fajardo reportedly convinced the victim to walk around the area with him. The suspect then allegedly proceeded to masturbate while groping the girl’s chest.

The victim immediately reported the matter to her mother. Her mother immediately sought police assistance that led to Fajardo’s arrest.

Fajardo will be charged with violating Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.

Dalaguete rapist

On Saturday morning, June 12, police personnel from Dalaguete town also arrested a tricycle driver who allegedly raped his 15-year-old neighbor in Sitio Labangon, Barangay Poblacion, in the same town.

Major Gilfred Baroman, Dalaguete town police chief, identified the suspect as Joseph Ryan Elemeno, 23.

Elemeno was arrested based on an arrest warrant issued on June 1 by Judge Francis Rainier Navarrete of the Regional Trial Court Branch 93 in Argao town. For the crime of rape, no bail was recommended for Elemeno.

Baroman said Elemeno committed the crime earlier this year.

After a complaint for rape was filed against him, Elemeno decided to skip town until this month, when he decided to go back to the town to attend a fiesta. (GPL, GDC / JGS)

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