Teen camper who was raped in Marinduque recounts assault
MANILA, Philippines — A 17-year-old rape victim has detailed the tragic incident that she and her boyfriend encountered while camping in Boac, Marinduque.
The rape victim, alias “Lyn,” and her 21-year-old boyfriend were camping last week when an unidentified suspect stabbed the latter which resulted in his demise.
“Lyn” tried to escape the suspect twice but to no avail. Aside from being raped, she was also strangled and stabbed in the neck.
“Sabi niya lang po sa akin [ng suspect], ‘Bakit kayo nandito? Bakit kayo nagtatago rito?’ Sabi ko, ‘Hindi po kami nagtatago. Nagpaalam po ako sa kapatid ko,’” “Lyn,” who was lying on a hospital bed, said on Senator Raffy Tulfo’s show Wanted sa Radyo that aired Monday.
(The suspect told us, “Why are you here? Why are you hiding here?” I said, “We’re not hiding. We asked permission from my brother.”)
“Noong nagahasa po niya ako, tinanong iyong pangalan ko pero hindi po ako nagsabi ng totoong pangalan ko. Ang nabanggit ko po iyong sa kapatid kong pangalan… Hindi raw po niya ako papatayin,” she further recounted.
(When he was raping me, he asked for my name but I didn’t tell him my real name. I gave my sibling’s name instead and he told me he wasn’t going to kill me.)
According to “Lyn,” the suspect was wearing a cap and a face mask. But she saw a glimpse of the suspect’s face when he was sexually assaulting her.
“Ang palatandaan ko lang po ay maitim, iyong pisngi po payat. Payat po siya. Parang mukhang binatilyo po iyong itsura niya pero parang mukhang adik. […] Iyong katawan niya, maitim. Tapos iyong height po niya, isang dangkal lang po ang tangkad niya sa akin,” she described.
(I remember him as dark-skinned with thin cheeks. He is thin. He looks like a young man but he also looked like an addict. His body is dark. Then his height is a handspan taller than me.)
During Tulfo’s radio show, the senator assured “Lyn” that he will cover her therapy fees once she recovers.
Tulfo is likewise offering a P1-million reward to anyone who could lead to the arrest of the murder and rape suspect.
READ: Tulfo offers P1-M reward for arrest of rape, murder suspect in Marinduque
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