Man nabbed for raping minor in Carcar

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A 19-YEAR-OLD man who has been considered the number 6 most wanted in the police list after he allegedly raped his 14-year-old neighbor in Barangay Napo, Carcar City, southern Cebu was captured on Monday afternoon, September 5, 2022, after several months of hiding.

Boboy (not his real name), however, did not resist arrest when the Carcar police served the warrant for his arrest issued by Judge Ernesto Engracia Narido of Carcar Regional Trial Court branch 11 last August 26.

Lieutenant Colonel Ardeolito Cabagnot, chief of Carcar Police City Station, said they immediately served the warrant after receiving a tip from their informant that the suspect was hiding in their house.

The 14-year-old victim pointed to Boboy as the one who raped her in February this year.

She narrated to the police that she was walking toward a store to buy medicines when he was accosted by the suspect.

She said Boboy pointed a knife at her and brought her to his house nearby, where the rape was consummated.

Boboy reportedly fled and went into hiding after the incident.

The suspect will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 7610 or the Child Abuse Law.

The court has recommended a bail of P200,000 for his temporary liberty. (GPL, TPT)