THE Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (SMaRT) headed by PMajor Rosalino ‘Jhun’ Ibay arrested a Taiwanese national on the complaint of a 16-year-old girl whom the suspect reportedly raped after taking shabu inside his condominium unit in San Andres, Malate, Manila early yesterday morning.
In his report to Mayor Isko Moreno, the Taiwanese was identified by Ibay as Wei Tang Yao, 55.
`The victim, a student in a school in Pandacan, told Ibay that before the rape took place, her friend identified only as ‘Alma’ had brought her to the suspect’s condominium unit on two occasions, just to eat.
In their latest visit at around 12:30 a.m. yesterday, the victim said Alma stepped out and it was then that she got raped by the suspect. It was learned that they had downed intoxicating drinks before Alma left.
The victim said she then locked herself inside the comfort room and called up their neighbour who happened to be a cop.
When police arrived, they were able to confiscate four plastic sachets of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia.
The suspect denied the charges but reportedly admitted that he is a shabu user. Ibay said verification showed that the suspect had been previously arrested in Region 3 on illegal drugs charges.
Ibay said a case of rape in relation to RA 7610 (anti-child abuse) and RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) had been filed against the suspect at the Manila City Prosecutors’ Office.