Sexagenarian arrested for attempted rape-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Saturday, June 21, 2014
A SEXAGENARIAN was arrested after he allegedly tried to rape his 31-year-old neighbor in R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay, the police said Saturday.
The Zamboanga Sibugay Police Office identified the arrested suspect as Tomas Castro, 66, a resident of Magsasay village, R.T. Lim municipality.
The police said that Castro was arrested in a follow up operation after a member of the Magsaysay Barangay Intelligence Network (BIN) reported to the police about the incident.
Investigation showed that the suspect, armed with a bolo, entered into the mosquito net while the victim and her son were about to sleep around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Luckily, the police said the victim was able to escape and sought the help of her neighbors.
The suspect was arrested and detained and a bolo was recovered from his possession, the police said.
Appropriate charges are being readied against the suspect, the police added.