ATOK, Benguet – A 75-year old widower was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents for allegedly raping a minor victim in his residence at Banayakeo, Poblacion, here, Tuesday.
Police authorities identified the arrested individual as Viernes Walang Binay-an alias Biernes, 75, widower, farmer, native of Kapangan, Benguet and a resident of Sitio Banayakeo, Poblacion, Atok, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed police operatives of the Atok Municipal Police Station received an information that the suspect was hiding in his residence after allegedly raping a minor victim at Hilltop market, Baguio City.
The suspect was said to have been charged for a similar case before the Benguet provincial prosecutor’s office for committing an earlier rape offense against the same victim.
The arrested individual was turned over to the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) for the further needed action on the case filed against him.
By Dexter A. See