DESPITE his young age, a 17-year-old thief who broke into a house, tried to molest an 11-year-old girl when he saw her sleeping with her legs exposed out of the blanket yesterday in Caloocan City.
Elements of Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3 arrested the minor suspect in a follow-up operation. Recovered from him were a Samsung tablet and Asus Zen Phone 3 worth a total of P35,000 he took from the house of Glen Shakeys Adame, 31, at Phase 2, Package 4, Block 5, Lot 29, Bgy. 176, Bagong Silang.
Caloocan deputy police chief for administration Supt. Ferdie del Rosario said the incident happened at around 4 a.m. when the minor suspect forcibly broke inside the house of Adame to steal her personal belongings.
However, when the suspect noticed the 11-year-old girl sleeping with her legs exposed outside her blanket, he began to touch and caress them.
The suspect failed to continue his sexual desire when the victim woke up and shouted for help until Adame, her elder sister, was awakened, prompting the suspect to flee with the loot.
The suspect will be charged with theft and acts of lasciviousness in relation to RA 7610 before the Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office.