By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr.
JUBAN, Sorsogon (BicolToday.com/23-Nov-2012) – A sixteen year (16)- old girl of this town filed two counts of rape against incumbent Juban town councilor Rey Romeo Guab at the Provincial Prosecution Office. The affidavit of the complainant was taken by Police Officer 3 Jinky Aguilar Latagan, in the presence of the mother of the victim, and other police personnel at the women’s desk of the Provincial Police Office on October 4, this year. Prosecutor II Emma Salvador Janer subscribed the complaint.
“Kikay” not her real name alleged that on two instances, she was forcibly raped by respondent Guab in his residence, and to keep her silence she was given three hundred pesos (P300) on each occasion.
Based on “Kikay’s” narration the first rape occurred sometime in March and followed a month after. She is now pregnant.
The victim narrated that she was summoned by the town councilor, thru his brother, who also work as a house help for the family of the accused to clean the latter’s house, promising to pay her fifty pesos which she intends to purchase a kilo of rice for their family. Her brother was sent to an errand after her arrival at the residence of the councilor at the town proper.
The sexual assault was done repeatedly on each occasion despite of the pleadings of the victim for mercy to stop the sexual abuse. It happened inside the master’s bedroom while the victim is cleaning the room.
“All of a sudden Kuya Rey entered the master’s bedroom, locked its door while I’m still cleaning the room, and he started touching my sensitive parts and forcibly lay me down to the bed, undressed me, pinning me under his weight, he was now totally nude, forcing himself several times to penetrate me which he succeeded”, narrated the victim.
After the act, “binigyan niya po ako ng pera na nagkakahalagang tatlong daan piso(Php 300.00) at saka po pinagsabihan niya ako na wag magsusumbong sa mama ko para di malaman ng kanyang asawa at ng ibang tao kasi magkakagulo daw po pag nalaman” the victim’s affidavit narrated.
Both incidents were done forcibly in the same place while they were alone as stated in the affidavit of the victim.
The victim went to Manila to avoid Guab, found work, but returned home months later already pregnant which was discovered by the mother. It was only then the minor revealed the alleged rape of Rey Romeo Guab.
The case is awaiting resolution from the provincial prosecution office. [BicolToday.com]