Number 1 most wanted in Balamban nabbed for 'rape'

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy accused of raping his alleged girlfriend was nabbed in his residence in Balamban town, midwest Cebu on Tuesday morning, September 27, 2022.

Operatives of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Provincial Field Unit headed by Major Nazareno Emia served the warrant that led to the arrest of James (name withheld for being a minor).

Judge Judilyn Hugo Tapia-Menchaves of Family Court Toledo City Branch 25 issued the warrant of arrest against James with no bail recommended after finding probable cause to arrest the suspect based on the complaints of the victim's parents.

The parents, accompanied by their daughter, reportedly filed a statutory rape case against James in 2018 after knowing that the latter had a relationship with the former.

James was 13 years old then, while the girl was 14.

Due to the incident, James was listed as the number 1 most wanted person in Balamban town and has been in the top 10 list in the province level. (BBT, TPT)