COMBINED forces of the Valenzuela police, Anti-Kidnapping Group and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) rescued a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted in her hometown province Negros Oriental by his alleged suitor Tuesday in Valenzuela City.
Valenzuela Police Station Investigation and Detective Management Branch (SIDMB) head Chief Insp. Rhoderick Juan said they came to know the alleged abduction after the parents of the victim sought their assistance last July 23.
The couple, who came all the way from Duma-guete City, told police that their daughter was abducted last month by a certain Darwin dela Cruz, 26, whom they later learned was residing somewhere in Bgy. Pasolo, Valenzuela City.
Elements of SIDMB and Valenzuela PCP-4 conducted a search within the vicinity of Bgy. Pasolo where they gathered information that the suspect was often seen in the area.
At around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Barangay Pasolo Chairperson Amelita Ramos, together with combined forces of NBI and Anti-Kidnapping Group, arrived at the Valenzuela Police Station and relayed information that was received by the victim’s parents that the girl was seen in a house of one of the suspect’s relatives on A. Santos Street, Pasolo.
The operatives swooped down on the area and rescued the victim and arrested the suspect.
The girl’s parents told police that the suspect befriended their daughter and taught her how to play guitar. The couple believed that Dela Cruz poisoned her mind to go with him.
The suspect will be charged with rape and abduction in relation to RA 7610 or Special Protection against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Distcrimination. With Jaemy Glemao & Rhocellhynnia Cruz (OJTs