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Cops nab 3 suspects in Samal gang rape

Posted at | Updated as of 03/13/14 8:29 AM

DAVAO – Three of the 7 men who allegedly gang-raped a 20-year-old woman at a beach resort in the Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, were arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Arrested by members of the Babak Police Station were the victim's former boyfriend Donald Ajos; Carluito Diola and Junnil Laput, all from Purok 2, Brgy. Kinawitnon, Babak District in Igacos.

Initial investigation disclosed that the incident happened at a bathroom of the Sunset Beach Resort in Brgy. Kinawitnon, during a power outage.

According to police, the victim identified only as "Lily" asked Ajos to accompany her to the comfort room because it was dark. This was where she was raped by 7 men, she told police.

"Nakipag inuman daw itong biktima tapos nagpasama sa CR sa kanyang naging nobyo kasi nga brownout noong time na yun. Tapos doon na daw siya ni-rape... pito daw ang gumahasa sa kanya... positive siya na nagalaw base sa medical niya," Sr. Insp. Merchonito Jala, deputy station commander of the Babak police, said.

Lily was able to identify the three suspects, resulting in their arrest.

Appropriate charges will be filed against the 3 men, said police, who are tracking down the rest of the suspects. -- Report from Rodirey Salas, ABS-CBN News Davao