MANILA COP TAGGED IN CHILD RAPE MADE TWO ‘IN­DE­CENT PRO­POS­ALS’

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - METRO - By Aie Balag­tas See @ABalag­tasSeeINQ

The 15-year-old girl who ac­cused PO1 Ed­uardo Va­len­cia of rape has said that the Manila po­lice­man made two “in­de­cent pro­pos­als” in ex­change for free­ing her and a rel­a­tive.

In an af­fi­davit filed in the Manila Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice on Oct. 28, the mi­nor said the first propo­si­tion in­volved Va­len­cia’s su­pe­rior.

The girl al­leged that when her par­ents were ar­rested for drugs at their house around 7 p.m. on Oct. 25, she and her aunt were also brought to the Manila Po­lice Dis­trict’s Sam­paloc sta­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to her, the po­lice sep­a­rated her, her mother and aunt from her fa­ther. They were then taken to a hut within the sta­tion com­pound where they were told that they would be in- cluded in the charges since their house served as a drug den.

Va­len­cia then took the girl to a room to meet a man whom he in­tro­duced as his su­pe­rior. When ques­tioned, the mi­nor de­nied in­volve­ment in the drug trade, but the man told her that she might still test pos­i­tive for drugs since she might have in­haled the fumes when­ever her fa­ther used “shabu” (crys­tal meth).

On their way back to the hut, Va­len­cia told the girl: “My boss likes you and if you want to be re­leased with your aunt, you should agree to do what he wants. I know you know what I mean.”

She turned him down. Back at the hut, some po­lice­men said they were tak­ing her par­ents back to their house to take some pic­tures at the scene, leav­ing her with just her aunt.

Ac­cord­ing to the girl, Valen- cia started drink­ing liquor and asked her to join him, an in­vi­ta­tion she ac­cepted. This time, the po­lice­man had an­other propo­si­tion: If she wanted to leave with her aunt, she should go with him to his house.

The mi­nor said she agreed out of fear and be­cause she just wanted to get out of the place.

Af­ter the of­fi­cers made her and her aunt sign some pa­pers, which the girl said she did not read, they both got on Va­len­cia’s mo­tor­cy­cle and left the po­lice sta­tion.

Va­len­cia first dropped off the aunt near their house and then took the girl to a mo­tel in Sta. Mesa. Ac­cord­ing to the rape com­plainant, they stayed there be­tween 3 a.m. and6a.m. onOct. 26, af­ter which the po­lice­man gave her P100 for her fare home.

Va­len­cia, who is fac­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive and crim­i­nal charges, has de­nied the girl’s al­le­ga­tions.

In an in­ter­view, he ac­cused the mi­nor of fram­ing him in re­tal­i­a­tion for her par­ents’ ar­rest.

Ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cer, he has a 13-year-old son and rap­ing a girl al­most his son’s age was un­think­able for him.

Va­len­cia re­mains in de­ten­tion at the MPD head­quar­ters while the girl’s par­ents are still be­ing held at the Sam­paloc sta­tion.

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