CARCAR CITY - A 4-month-old baby girl was kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man in Barangay Perelos, Carcar City, Cebu province early Thursday, police said.
The mother and the baby were sleeping inside their home when the assailant went inside the house and took the baby, according to initial investigation by the Carcar City Police Station Women's Desk.
The baby was found in a vacant lot at dawn, 100 meters away from the family's house.
The baby’s grandfather heard a baby's cry and went out to check.
He found a baby covered in blood and he screamed for help.
When the mother woke up from the noise, it was when they realized that the baby at the vacant lot was their 4-month-old baby.
The mother said that she didn't notice that her daughter was gone as she was tired and was asleep. The father was also in the other room with their 8 other kids. The victim is the youngest and the 9th child of the couple.
The family's home is small and unfinished, with curtains serving as their door cover.
Recovered from the crime scene was the child's diaper and a bottle container that smelled of coconut wine or tuba.
Police are still investigating the case while the baby is currently being treated at Carcar District Hospital.
Doctors found lacerations in the baby's private parts which caused the bleeding. They confirmed that the baby was raped, police said.