Cabbie arrested for raping minor stepdaughter

October 31, 2018

SAN Juan policemen arrested a taxi driver affor allegedly repeatedly raping his stepdaughter whenever his live-in partner goes out for work on Tuesday.

In a report submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief  Supt. Bernabe Balba by San Juan City police chief Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, the suspect was identified as Michele Obsequias, alias Michael, 32, of 23  Road 8, 1st West Crame, Bgy. West Crame, San Juan City.

Reyes said Obsequias was nabbed by San Juan City Police Community Precint (PCP) 6 led by PO2 Ricardo dela Cruz Jr. after the mother of the 10-year old girl on Tuesday sought assistance from them and complained that her live-in partner has repeatedly raped the girl.

Investigation conducted by Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) showed that the suspect sexually abused the girl whenever his live-in partner went out for work as a saleslady at a cellphone shop.

The girl told police that the first incident happened on October 25 at around 12 noon while she was sleeping inside their house was awakened when her stepfather fondled her.

The last incident happened at past 2 p.m. on Tuesday after her stepfather went home from driving his taxi and proceeded to her room and raped her again.

The girl said her stepfather threatened her to keep quiet and told her they were just lovers. Few minutes later, she was instructed to buy cigarette in a nearby store.

When the victim got the opportunity, she immediately went to her mother and confessed about the stepfather’s  sexual advances which resulted in his arrest.

It was learned that the victim’s parents had been separated for almost nine years. The victim was only one-year old when her mother left her and older sibling in the care of their grandparents in Mindanao.

Several years ago, the mother brought her children to Manila and stayed with them at the suspect’s house in San Juan City.

The suspect is now detained at San Juan City Police custodial facility, facing  charges of violation of RA 8353 or the Anti-Rape Law in relation to RA 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law.