Celeb doc ar­rested for rape of mi­nor

Cos­metic sur­geon has been in hid­ing for two years

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - FRONT PAGE - —STORY BY JHOANNA BALLARANANDJODEEA. AGONCILLO

Cos­metic sur­geon and celebrity doctor Joel Men­dez, who was ac­cused of two counts of rape and at­tempted rape by a mi­nor, was ar­rested at the base­ment park­ing of a con­do­minium in Man­daluy­ong City by mem­bers of the city po­lice on Thurs­day night af­ter two years in hid­ing. He was de­tained at the Man­daluy­ong po­lice sta­tion but was re­leased later af­ter post­ing bail.

A cos­metic sur­geon and celebrity doctor ac­cused of rape was ar­rested by the Man­daluy­ong City Po­lice af­ter two years in hid­ing.

Dr. Joel Men­dez, who was ac­cused of two counts of rape and at­tempted rape by a mi­nor, was ar­rested on Thurs­day night, ac­cord­ing to a spot report from the Eastern Po­lice District.

Col­lared

Joint op­er­a­tives from the Man­daluy­ong In­tel­li­gence Unit, Tac­ti­cal Mo­tor­cy­cle Rid­ers, Women and Chil­dren’s Po­lice Desk and Mo­bile Pa­trol Unit col­lared Men­dez at the base­ment park­ing of a con­do­minium in Man­daluy­ong City.

Men­dez was ar­rested based on a war­rant of ar­rest is­sued by Man­daluy­ong City Re­gional Trial Court Branch 214 Judge Imelda Portes-Saulog in 2016.

He was de­tained at the Man­daluy­ong Po­lice Sta­tion but was re­leased af­ter post­ing bail.

Joel Men­dez

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