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Cops nab senior citizen facing 4 counts of rape

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A senior citizen facing charges for four counts of rape was arrested at a public market in neighboring Negros Oriental on Wednesday, June 9.

Eduard “Edie” Delegario, 63, was intercepted at a public market in Barangay Lumapao, Canlaon City. He was also tagged as the Top 7 most wanted person of Valladolid town.

Four arrest warrants for rape had been issued against Delegario by Bago City Regional Trial Court Assisting Judge Mary Jennider Protasio-Arches on March 1, with no bail recommended.

The four rape complaints were filed by a 13-year-old girl in March 2020, a police report showed.

The minor said the suspect sexually abused her several times from 2016 until February 2020.

The suspect is now in the custody of the Valladolid police.*

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