The abduction and rape of a 23-year-old woman was “fabricated.”
This was confirmed Friday night, August 19, by Lt. Arlyn Torrendon, head of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD).
She said that the police further investigated the case and established that the incidents did not happen.
The victim was “very cooperative” in their probe, Torrendon added.
Torrendon said that they learned that the woman was having a family problem, which they could not disclose.
She also said that the victim had undergone a medical examination, and has a hematoma that was self-inflicted.
They understand the woman, “we see her as a victim. We have interventions to help her cope with her problem,” she added.
In an earlier statement, the woman alleged that she was forcibly taken from a jeep by three men who were riding a motorcycle on Thursday, August 18.
She claimed she was taken to a house in the subdivision, where she was hurt and ganged rape by the suspects.
When the suspects fell asleep, she was able to escape Friday morning.
She walked until she reached the downtown area, until a car stopped and took her to her home in Silay City.
The suspects allegedly sent a message to the victim’s parents and demanded P10,000 for her release.
We consider this case close, Torrendon stressed.*