SARANGANI - A farmer who was arrested in a buy-bust operation for selling illegal drugs in Glan, Sarangani province is also accused of raping his own children.
The suspect was arrested last Saturday night after he was caught selling a pack of dried marijuana leaves to a poseur buyer.
Recovered from the suspect was the P100 marked money.
After the suspect was brought to jail, police learned from a source that the suspect alleged raped his 18-year-old and 13-year-old daughters. This was confirmed by the suspect's wife.
She said she knew that her husband started molesting their eldest when she was only 13 years old. The victim is now 18 years old.
She added that the suspect also began to abuse their 13-year old daughter but she was afraid to report it to authorities because her husband threatens to kill them.
“Ilang beses nya akong binantaan, sinasaktan. Yung ginagawa niya hinahalikan at hinihipuan. Hindi na nakatiis ang aking anak,” she said.
(He has threatened and harmed me repeatedly. He touches and kisses them. My children could no longer stand it.)
“Galit ako, kasi anak ko yun,” she added.
(I am mad because those are my children)
The suspect denied all allegations.
“Sa totoo lang, nilalambing ko lang ang mga bata. Niyayakap ko kasi nag-aaral ng mabuti. Kaso nung mga nagdaang araw nasaktan ko iyung isa. Kaya siguro nagkaganyan sila,” he claimed.
(To be honest, I was only being sweet to the children. I hug them because they study well but in the past few days, I managed to hurt one so maybe that's why they are like that.)
According to the barangay captain of Burias, Victor Siao Sr., the suspect was also accused of sexual abuse in Barangay Pangyan three years ago but the case was settled.
Siao said the suspect’s children said their father was not using illegal drugs but was often drunk when he molested them.
Police have filed charges against the suspect for violation of Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
They will get affidavits from the victims and results from medical tests for the filing of a rape case against the suspect.
Chief Inspector Neil Sally Wadingan, chief of the Glan Police Station, said the suspect may face multiple rape charges depending on the children’s statements.