A 17-year-old girl sought the help of the Commission on Human Rights and the Philippine National Police after she reported the alleged sexual abuse she experienced from her father since 2007.
It has been 10 years since the victim lost her innocence to her own father but she was only able to write a letter asking for help on Friday, March 25. The letter narrating how her father allegedly sexually assaulted her was received by the CHR.
CHR and the Provincial Intelligence Bureau (PIB) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) immediately sent their task force to rescue the child in her house in Barangay Basak, Zamboanguita in Negros Oriental.
The operations chief investigator Dr. Jess Cañete states that the victim is now under their custody and is set to take medico-legal examinations for further investigation. The officials will help her file appropriate legal charges against her own father. Meanwhile, Cañete also claimed that the incident that has been happening for 10 years remained unknown to her mother and siblings.
ABS-CBN News reported that the victim’s father denied the rape allegations. However, he admitted that he has been hurting his daughter physically because she allegedly always leaves their house.
Furthermore, rescuers also revealed that deadly weapons such as a .357 caliber revolver with 2 rounds and 3 live shotgun shells were recovered inside the suspect’s house. The findings gave officials the grounds to file a case of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition against the suspect.
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