4 minors rape 8-year-old girl-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, March 23, 2014
THE police have arrested four minors who allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police said Sunday.
Zamboanga Peninsula police information officer Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said the incident took place around 5 p.m. Saturday in the village of Payongan, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay.
The victim is an eight-year-old girl and a grade 3 pupil while the suspects were aged 15, 13, 11, and nine, he added.
Huesca said investigation disclosed that prior to the incident, the victim was about to pasture their water buffalo at their coconut plantation when the suspects saw her passed by.
The suspects tailed the victim and raped her in a grassy area, Huesca added.
The victim went home and reported the incident to her mother, who accompanied the victim to the police station, he said.
The policemen from the Alicia Police Station launched a manhunt and arrested the suspects, he said.
The suspects, since all minors, were turned over to the custody of the Municipal Social Work Developments Office for proper disposition, he added.