- Police arrested taxi driver for raping a 13-year-old girl
- Victim said suspect brought her to a secluded area in Antipolo where he raped her
- Suspect denied raping the victim, claimed he was tortured by police into confessing
MANILA, Philippines – Police nabbed a 29-year-old taxi driver for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
Nabbed was Marjomar Saulog after his victim positively identified him as her attacker.
According to “Jane”, she was walking in Baclaran at night when Saulog forced her to ride his taxi. Inside, she said he sprayed a chemical inside the vehicle which made her fall asleep. When she woke up, she discovered Saulog raping her in a secluded grassy area in Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City.
“Ang sabi niya po sa ‘kin walang makakarinig sa ‘yo dito kahit sumigaw ka kasi nasa bundok tayo,” Jane recounted the suspect telling her.
[He said no one can hear me even if I shouted because were on a mountain.]
Jane also said Saulog threatened to kill her if she resisted.
“Sabi niya po sa akin papatayin niya po ako pag ‘di ako pumayag sa gusto niya sabay niya po ako sinuntok sa tiyan,” she said.
[He told he’d kill me if I didn’t give in to what he wants, then he also punched me in the stomach.]
Police who were roving the area were able to apprehend Saulog after finding him on top of the victim.
For his part, the suspect denied raping the victim and said he was just tortured by the police into confessing.
“Pinilit lang po akong paaminin ng pulis,” he told ABS-CBN. “Pinalo po ako ng bakal.”
[I was just forced to confess by the police. They struck me with steel bars.]
However, Antipolo police chief Supt. Simnar Gran said they only used reasonable force on the suspect after he resisted arrest.