ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A 20-year old laborer is now the subject of a manhunt operation by police operatives after a 15-year old minor filed an alleged rape case against him for having sexually molested the latter inside his boarding house at St. Maria here over the weekend.
Police authorities identified the suspect as Ronald Dumlao, 20, single, laborer, native of Palitud, Paracelis, Mountain Province and a resident of Sta. Maria, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao.
Initial police investigation showed that sometime in January, the victim’s grandmother asked her to wash their clothes inside their house and after a while, the suspect allegedly arrived and invited her to his boarding house and allegedly drank liquor.
After several hours when the victim was already under the influence of liquor, the suspect allegedly took advantage of the situation and reportedly sexually abused her.
The victim was subjected to the appropriate medical examination by health authorities of the Municipal Health Office while the suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation in order for him to face alleged rape charges to be filed against him before the Ifugao provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See