Worker nabbed for fondling genitals in front of female colleague

A 30-YEAR-OLD construction worker was arrested by local police in Compostela town, northern Cebu after he allegedly showed his genitals to a female worker of a food manufacturing firm on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022.

Dario (not his real name) was arrested by Compostela town police after Rosana (not her real name) filed a complaint against him.

Local police said the incident occurred at the food manufacturing firm’s plant in Barangay Lupa, Compostela town.

Lt. Andrew Rellanos, Compostela town police chief, told SunStar Cebu that the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Friday.

Rosana told police that she was approaching the firm’s Bundy clock to register her attendance at her workplace with two of her male colleagues and Dario.

Both Dario and Rosana were colleagues at the same firm.

After registering her attendance, Rosana was about to proceed to work when she was shocked to see Dario pulling out his penis in front of her.

“Nagkupot ang suspek, gipakita sa dalaga iyang kinatawo. Gihimashimas pa niya," Rellanos said, recalling Rosana’s complaint.

(The suspect was holding his penis and showing it to the woman. He was even fondling it in front of her.)

Out of anger, Rosana immediately called the police.

Dario was immediately arrested following the incident.

Denial

But Dario, according to police, denied Rosana’s allegations against him.

According to Rellanos, Dario told them that he was just trying to relieve an itch in his genitals, but he didn’t realize that Rosana had seen him doing it.

But Rellanos said Dario may have been infatuated with Rosana and decided to show his genitals to the woman as a sign of arousal.

Rellanos said his personnel are set to file charges against Dario for violating Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act, otherwise known as the Bawal Bastos Law.

Dario said his relatives are set to post bail on his behalf. (GPL/JKV)