A 63-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his own grandaughter aged 13, inside their shared home in Tondo, Manila.
The Manila Police District-Station 7 filed appropriate charges against Henry Castro, of Yuseco Street in Tondo, based on the account given by the victim, who is currently a Grade 9 student.
Based on investigation, the allegedrape took place at around 1 p.m. of June 10.
It was learned that the suspect was initially nabbed by barangay kagawad Rodolfo Cabinbin and Ex-O Dennis Romio Marquez of Barangay 232 Zone 21 District 2 .
The victim told prober P/Corporal Shiela Marie de Guzman that she was startled from her sleep when the suspect woke her up and ordered her to remove her underwear and then raped her. She said the door was locked.
Once the rape was over, the suspect allegedly threatened her not to tell anyone about what happened.
When the victim got the chance, she narrated her ordeal to her mother who sought help from the barangay.
Barangay authorities arrested the suspect and then tunrned him over to the police.