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Pedicab driver arrested for rape


A pedicab driver was arrested by operatives of Divisoria Police Station (Police Station 5) for allegedly raping his half sister at their own residence in Marcos Drive, Barangay Putik, Zamboanga City on Thursday.

Police identified the alleged rapist as Ariel Clavejo y Francisco, 27, single, a pedicab driver and a resident of Zone 4, Marcos Drive, of said barangay.

Police investigator said the suspect was nabbed following a complaint lodged by a close relative who allegedly witnessed the rape incident.

Investigation conducted by the police also showed that the suspect has allegedly been molesting his 10-year-old   half sister for several times already by inserting his finger on her private part.

It was also learned by the investigators that the suspect has been molesting the girl since she was at the age of 9.

The pedicab driver has been placed under detention as the police have already readied a case for violation of R.A. 8353, or the expanded Anti-Rape Law, in relation to R.A. 7610, the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination.

Meanwhile ,the victim was brought to a government hospital for the required medico-legal examination. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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