2 men arrested in Carcar City for rape of minor

Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 28 2017 09:29 PM

CARCAR CITY - Police have arrested 2 men in Carcar City in Cebu province on Tuesday, after their neighbor accused them of repeatedly sexually assaulting her 12-year-old daughter.

The suspects were arrested at their home in Barangay Tuyom, Carcar City. 

According to the victim, she was first raped on March 13 by Jonathan Requinto. She was on her way home after buying butane for her mother, when Requinto allegedly dragged her into the bushes and sexually assaulted her. 

Requinto threatened her with harm if she told her family, so she kept mum.

However, on March 26, she was allegedly raped again by Requinto, who was joined by his cousin Ryan Subelario.

After the incident, the victim told her sister, who in turn told their mother. She then sought the help of the Carcar City police.

Requinto and Subelario denied the accusations against them, and claimed that it was a case of mistaken identity.

The victim was brought to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) for treatment.