Thin wall facilitates Grade 5 pupil’s rape

February 29, 2020

AN 18-year-old helper was nabbed on a complaint that he raped a Grade 5 student in Sta. Mesa, Manila the other day.

Manila Police District-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (SMaRT) chief Maj. Jhun Ibay identified the suspect as JM Pillora, of 351-B Quintana St., Sta.Mesa.

Ibay said the suspect admitted to the crime saying his physical proximity to the victim drove him to commit rape, since only a very thin wall divides them.

According to Ibay, the victim’s mother went to his office and filed a complaint against the suspect for raping her daughter last February 26 right inside his home.

The suspect was arrested and subsequently charged with statutory rape.