Charges against a member of the City Council of Himamaylan City for allegedly raping a minor house maid on several occasions in the last two years are set to be filed today.
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Supt Antonieto Cañete, Himamaylan City PNP chief said the Himamaylan Police is filing today the charges against the Sangguniang Panlungsod member he did not name.
However, in interviews with the teenage victim, her sister and her father over radio stations Aksyon Radyo and Bombo Radyo, they alleged that the suspect is Councilor Harry Sian.
The victim also narrated in separate interviews what she went through while working in the councilor’s household.
Himamaylan PNP chief, Supt.Cañete said the sworn affidavist of the victim is now ready. The case should have been filed Friday but the Himamaylan City Prosecutor was absent, he said.
Cañete said, they went to the Kabankalan City Prosecutor’s Office but they were told they have no jurisdiction.
Now, 17, the victim disclosed in interviews the she was raped since she was 14 years old.
From then on, she was raped by the suspect on several occasions especially when they are all alone or even if there were people outside the suspect’s room.
The suspect would tell her to either bring him food, or clean his room. When inside, she got abused.
Just recently she was even abused inside the suspect’s car even with her sister in the back seat, infront of a bank in Binalbagan town.