Call center agent nabbed for attempting to rape neighbor

A 25-YEAR-OLD call center agent was arrested in Barangay Nangka, Balamban town on Sunday morning, November 7, 2022, after he attempted to rape his 11-year-old neighbor.

Jun, 25, was arrested by personnel of the Balamban Police Station after he was pinpointed by his neighbor, Chai, 11, to have attempted to rape her while she was sleeping in her room on Sunday dawn.

SunStar Cebu has withheld Chai and Jun’s real names to protect the victim’s identity.

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Hife, chief of the Balamban Police Station, told SunStar Cebu that Jun was reportedly drunk at the time when he entered Chai’s room at around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Chai told police that she was suddenly awakened when Jun started massaging and sucking on her breasts, then touching her genitals.

Chai said Jun attempted to rape her but he failed to do so when he noticed that the victim was already awake. This prompted the suspect to frantically flee from Chai’s room.

Chai immediately went to her mother and told her what had happened.

A few hours later, Chai and her mother were at the station to complain against Jun.

Jun was eventually arrested at around 9 a.m. on the same day during a police followup operation.

Hife said that Jun eventually confessed to the crime during their interrogation.

“Mi-angkon siya sa kremin, kay lagi nahunong niadtong higayuna! Na-ibog daw siya,” Hife said.

(He confessed to the crime, but he didn’t push through with it at that time. He said he was in love with the victim.)

Hife claims that Jun may have planned to rape Chai for some time and had been awaiting that her relatives would be out of the house to make his move.

Following the incident, Chai decided to stay with her grandmother for the meantime.

Jun is currently detained at the Balamban Police Station and is set to be charged for attempted rape in relation to child abuse. (GPL, JKV)