Man arrested for 5 counts of rape in Villaviciosa

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VILLAVICIOSA, Abra August 18 – A 46-year old jobless man was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents based on a warrant for five counts of rape with sexual assault and child abuse at Tuquib, here, Tuesday.

Police authorities identified the arrested individual as Lorenzo Asuncion Barber alias “Jojo,” 46, single, unemployed and a resident of Barangay Nagtipulan, Lagangilang, Abra.

He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Corpuz Alzate of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 2 in Bangued for 5 counts of rape with sexual assault and child abuse with a total recommended bail of P600,000 for his temporary liberty.

The arrested individual, who is a member of the Tamo gun for hire group and allegedly involved in gun running activity, was brought to the Villaviciosa Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to his turnover to the issuing court for the proper disposal of the case filed against him.

By Dexter A. See

 

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