Dancer’s gig in Singapore curtailed by arrest for rape

February 22, 2020

A DANCER set to work in Singapore was arrested by members of the Eastern Police District–District Special Operations Unit (EPD-DSOU) for allegedly raping a 14-year-old student in Mandaluyong City four years ago.

Major Darwin Guerrero, chief of EPD-DSOU said suspect Paul John Flores, alias Pjong, 22, and resident of No.84 Block 6, Welfareville Compound, Bgy Addition Hills Mandaluyong City, was collared while rehearsing with his dance group in front of Fatima Church in Brgy, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.

Guerrero said the DSOU team swooped down on Flores armed with an arrest warrant at around 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Police Senior Master Sergeant Rommel Fajutag said Flores was rehearsing with his dance group which was scheduled to leave for Singapore in March.

Fajutag said the suspect, who was 18 years old at the time of the alleged crime, was accused by a then 14-year-old student of raping her inside a house in Mandaluyong City in August 2016 during a drinking session.

The minor told her mother about the incident and the mother reported the alleged rape to the police.

According to the police, the suspect told them that he was not aware that he was charged by the victim pointing out that he did not even hide and was even posting updates on his Facebook account of his everyday activities.

The suspect vehemently denied the  rape.