Jailguard arrested for allegedly raping inmate

By Arnell Ozaeta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 09 2014 02:49 PM | Updated as of Feb 09 2014 10:49 PM

BATANGAS – A rookie cop was arrested for allegedly raping a female inmate at the Lipa police station early Saturday morning, officials said.

Batangas police director Senior Superintendent Omega Jireh Fidel identified the suspect as Police Officer 2 Macario Dimaculangan Solis, 34, a resident of Barangay Latag, Lipa City and a duty jailer at the Lipa police station.

According to the police, a certain Lanie Agojo appeared at the Lipa police station to report the alleged rape of her daughter Maricris, 27.

Maricris was detained at the Lipa police station last January 30 for possession of illegal drugs.

Maricris narrated to her mother how Solis allegedly entered her cell at around 2:30 a.m. and raped her.

“She was alone at her cell when the incident happened,” Lipa police chief Superintendent Jacinto Malinao said

Malinao said Solis refused to talk when interrogated at his office.

“We will be filing a case of rape against PO2 Solis at the Prosecutors Office on Monday,” Malinao added.

Solis is now presently detained at the Lipa police station together with other inmates he used to guard.