No signs of vaginal, physical injuries of gang rape victim

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BAGUIO CITY  – Physicians of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), who conducted the mandatory medical examination on the alleged gang rape victim a day after the reported incident, ruled that the 26-year old waitress from Pozorrobio, Pangasinan did not sustain any vaginal or physical injuries.

Sources disclosed based on the victim’s medical certificate issued by the BGHMC, there was no lacerations on the victim’s vagina which could be one of the indications that she was repeatedly raped by seven individuals for at least five days inside a house in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet from May 23 to 28.

On the other hand, the drug tests conducted on the four arrested suspects who are now detained at the Itogon municipal police station turned out to be negative contrary to the victim’s allegations that one of the seven suspects who raped her allegedly used shabu before reportedly taking advantage of her.

The four arrested suspects were recently issued subpoenas by the Benguet provincial prosecutor’s office for them to file their counter-affidavits on the allegations of the victim and his boyfriend against them.

Concerned police officials appealed to the public to be sober on the incident and not to already judge the arrested suspects considering that they are still suspects and that there are no conclusive pieces of evidence that were presented against them, thus, they must continue to be presumed innocent until otherwise proven guilty by the competent courts beyond reasonable doubts.

Herald Express is open to publish on-line the detailed statements of the suspects once it becomes available in the spirit of transparency and fairness for the public to judge.

By Herald Express News Team

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