A RESIDENT of Baliwag, Bulacan was arrested on Wednesday by the local police on charges he raped a 19-year-old deaf-mute girl in their neighborhood, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director, Senior Supt. Chito G. Bersaluna said yesterday.
Suspect Victor Santos, 35, a resident of Barangay Paitan in Baliwag was initially apprehended by local village authorities after the victim’s family sought their help. In turn, the suspect was turned over to the Baliwag Municipal Police Station.
According to Bersaluna, an initial investigation showed that the victim was washing the dishes in their house when the suspect arrived and signaled her to come with him at the poultry yard near the area.
He later dragged the victim and pushed her on the wall before raping her. Thru sign language, the victim narrated her ordeal to her grandfather who quickly sought the help of their officials in apprehending the suspect.
Bersaluna said that the Baliwag police is reading a rape case against the suspect.