Club worker files rape rap vs SPD officer
MANILA, Philippines – A 29-year-old club worker on Tuesday filed a complaint for rape before the National Bureau of Investigation against Southern Police District-Special Operations head Superintendent Erwin Emelo.
In her complaint, the victim said the police officer allegedly locked her inside his office and sexually abused her.
The victim who worked as a model at the Miss Universe Club in Pasay City said that at around 2 a.m. of Oct. 23, the SPD raided the club where she is working for lack of the required documents to operate.
The club operator pleaded saying they are already in the process to secure the documents.
Still, the employees that included 65 women were brought to the police office in Fort Bonifacio Taguig City.
The victim said she was at the station’s canteen when Emelo approached her and bought her some bread.
She said he asked her if she would like to go to his room to talk, but she said no. He then asked if she would like to rest in his office and said she could bring a friend too, she agreed.
When she, her friend and Emelo were inside the room, she said someone locked the room from the outside.
Then, she said the police official began touching her and asked her if she could be his girlfriend. But she deflected his advances and said that she was already married and he left her. But he made the offer several times.
The victim said the police officer even said he would not include her in the inquest if she would agree to be his girlfriend. But when she still did not agree to his demands, he threatened to point a gun at her.
At around 2 p.m. of Oct. 23, she said he raped her while her friend was told to face the other way so as not to see the alleged assault.
By the time she and her friend were released around 3 p.m., the SPD already filed the case against her colleagues.
When she returned home, she received a text message from Emelo asking if she was OK. So that he would not know of her plans to file a complaint against him, she said she was OK.
“He has destroyed my life. I have spent sleepless nights, worrying about my family. I could not even do my usual routine I could not even eat. I am afraid because he is a police official but for as long as I know that what I am doing is right I will not back down,” the victim said.
At first, she went to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) at around 1 a.m. of Oct. 25 but she later felt that she would not get a fair treatment and decided to proceed to the NBI.
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