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Soldier accused of raping daughter

Posted at | Updated as of 08/01/12 4:37 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A soldier of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) has been arrested after he was accused of raping his 12-year-old daughter, a military official said.

Public Affairs Office Chief Col. Prudencio Asto said they received report of the accusation from police and the victim’s school last Friday.

The suspect, whose identity was withheld, is currently detained at the Regional Correction and Detention (RECAD) of the 6th ID located at PC Hill in Cotabato City.

Investigations are ongoing, as of posting.

ABS-CBN News tried to get the side of the suspect but the RECAD guards said clearance from their higher command is needed before the suspect is allowed to talk to media. -- Report from Lerio Bompat, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao