Man indicted for sex abuse

THE OFFICE of the City Prosecutor found probable cause to charge a man for molesting a 5-year-old girl in Barangay Sto. Niño, Mintal, Tugbok District on Dec. 18.

Prosecutor Faizal Padate, in his resolution dated Dec. 27, has indicted Rolando P. Ortiz for two counts of Sec. 5 (Child Prostitution and Other Sexual Abuse) of Republic Act 7610 (Special Protection of Children against abuse, exploitation and discrimination act) in relation to Art. 336 of the Revised Penal Code.

The minor, in her complaint, claimed that she was playing with friends when Ortiz approached her, kissed her in the neck and touched her private parts.

Complainant ran to the house of her friend but the respondent followed her. Again, respondent allegedly continued to molest her.

Fortunately, Flora M. Dosdos saw the incident and took the victim away from Ortiz and informed her mother about the sexual abuse.

Police were called and they arrested Ortiz. He’s now detained in the Tugbok Police Precinct.

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