Tricycle driver nabbed for raping minor in Dalaguete

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A 23-year-old tricycle driver was arrested for allegedly raping his minor neighbor in Sitio Labangon, Barangay Poblacion, Dalaguete town in southern Cebu on Saturday morning, June 11, 2022.

Major Gilfred Baroman identified the suspect as Joseph Ryan Elemeno, a native of Sitio Labangon.

Baroman told SunStar Cebu that Elemeno had sexually assaulted and raped the victim sometime this year.

Baroman said the suspect went into hiding after learning that a rape case was filed against him but later came back to attend the fiesta in their barangay.

"Nagtago-tago na ni siya, pero kay naa may fiesta sa ilang barangay mao nauli ni sa ila," Baroman said.

Emeleno is the number one most wanted person in the municipality.

At around 7:30 a.m. on June 11, the Dalaguete police arrested Elemeno in his house after the minor victim confirmed that it was him who abused and raped her.

Elemeno was arrested based on the warrant of arrest issued by Judge Francis Rainier Rodriguez Navarrete of Argao RTC Branch 93 with no bail for the crime of rape and a bail bond of P36,000 for the crime of acts of lasciviousness. (GDC, TPT)

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