Construction worker jailed for molesting stepdaughter

A CONSTRUCTION worker who made his 15-year-old stepdaughter his sex slave  for two years was finally arrested by barangay authorities Saturday in Tondo, Manila.

Irwin Castro, 38, of Blk. 17, Baseco Compound was arrested by members of the Barangay Council for Protection for Children led by Gilbert Cruz, of Barangay 649, Zone 68.

The victim’s mother learned of the incident when the suspect’s own daughter told her about it.

PO1 Shane Garduque of the Manila Police District-Children and Women Protection Unit said the victim was accompanied by her mother and filed the complaint against the suspect after the girl narrated her ordeal to her mother.

The victim said the first incident of molestation took place when she was only 13 years old. Each time, she said the suspect mashed her breasts and inserted his finger in her private organ, while threatening to kill her mother should she tell anyone about what happened.