FBI in Bacolod for rape case
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By Merlinda A. Pedrosa
Thursday, July 25, 2013
THE Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) members from the United States (US) are in Bacolod City to conduct a probe against the retired government employee from the US who was facing rape case not only in their country, but also in the city.
The FBI has coordinated with Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) last Tuesday, BCPO spokesman, Superintendent Armando Tubongbanua on Wednesday said.
The 59-year-old suspect, whose name is being withheld, is a retired US government employee. He has a pending arrest warrant for rape issued by Judge Philadelfa Agraviador of the Regional Trial Court Branch 43 in Bacolod City dated June 25, 2013, who did not recommend any bail, Tubongbanua said.
But the suspect is no longer in Bacolod City and he’s now in the US, Tubongbanua said.
He said the suspect allegedly raped the 12-year-old victim last year, a daughter of his live-in partner in Bacolod.
He narrated that the victim was rescued by personnel of Department of Social Welfare and Development, Bantay Bata 163, and the Women and Children’s Protection Desk in one of the barangays in the city.
Tubongbanua said that the mother of the victim was also uncooperative with the authority.
Police records show that the suspect has two rape cases in the US.
The FBI is here to get further information about the cases committed by the suspect, Tubongbanua said, adding that once the suspect will be arrested in the US, he will also be endorsed in Bacolod City to face his charges.