Pateros police’s 4th most wanted man arrested in Bataan
After months in hiding, the fourth most wanted man in Pateros who was being sought for the rape of a 12-year-old girl was finally caught on Saturday morning.
Pateros police chief Senior Supt. Julius Coyme said the Taguig police follow-up unit arrested tricycle driver Alfredo Jacobe Jr., 31, a resident of Masagana Street in Pateros, in Mariveles, Bataan province.
The arrest was based on a warrant issued by presiding Judge Joy Casihan-Dumlao of the Pateros Regional Trial Court Branch 262 last Sept. 11 for rape with child abuse.
Case investigator PO2 Jennifer Ligwan said the family of the victim, “Jane,” filed a complaint in court against Jacobe whom she accused of rape and molestation on two separate incidents.
Jane claimed that the suspect molested her when she slept over in the house of the suspect’s niece in August. She said she kept quiet about the incident because Jacobe threatened her with a knife.
However, the suspect molested her again in September, prompting her to ask for help from her mother.
Ligwan said Jacobe usually targeted very young girls. He was also facing several complaints in Barangay Sta. Ana, including drinking in public and illegal gambling.
Jacobe, however, denied Jane’s allegations against him. But he admitted he was facing another rape complaint, this time involving a 10-year-old girl.
The girl’s uncle had been harassing him after the reported rape, prompting him to hide in Bataan, he told the Inquirer.
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