Man who ‘touched the butt’ of cop’s wife nabbed, rapped

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Friday, July 4, 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by operatives of the Carbon Police Station after he allegedly touched the butt of a woman, who turned out to be the wife of a police official, last Thursday night in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City.

The suspect was identified as Henry Asong Arreglado.

The incident allegedly happened while Ruth Martinez Abella, wife of Lapu-Lapu City Deputy Chief Jonathan Abella, was shopping at the Carbon Public Market.


Ruth and a companion were choosing clothes around 6:30 p.m. when she felt someone grabbing her behind.

When she turned around to look, she saw Arreglado cupping her butt.

Arreglado reportedly was the stall vendor.

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Ruth then sought the help of roving policemen.

“Nagshort man kuno to siya (Ruth) atong hitaboa. Basin og naibog tong suspect ug wala kapugong maong nihikap (She was wearing shorts at the time. Maybe the suspect was attracted to her and couldn’t help himself),” said PO2 Mario Ariel Nator, Carbon Police Station’s desk officer.

Arreglado was taken to the Carbon Police Station after his arrest.

Arreglado, who was detained at the station’s stockade, declined to comment to the media.

Carbon Police Chief Noel Lomente said Ruth filed a case of acts of lasciviousness against Arreglado yesterday.

Sun.Star Cebu tried getting her husband’s reaction on the matter, but he could not be contacted.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 05, 2014.

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