Cops nab drunk mechanic for molesting girl in N. Ecija cemetery

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 03:03 PM November 03, 2017

SAN JOSE CITY – A 49-year-old mechanic was arrested on All Saints’ Day (November 1) for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old vendor inside a cemetery in Nueva Ecija.

Marcelo Cartilla was caught embracing the girl, a grade five pupil selling boiled quail eggs and peanuts in a graveyard located in Barangay (village) Sto. Niño II this city.


“Kung gusto mong makaubos ng paninda sumama ka sa akin (If you want to sell all your wares come with me),” Cartilla allegedly told the girl.

A witness alerted the police after watching the girl vigorously shake her head while being held by Cartilla.


The police responded to the call and accosted Cartilla, who was allegedly intoxicated.

Cartilla would be charged for attempted rape of a minor, according to police.   /kga

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