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70-yr-old man wanted for rape falls

MARIVELES, Bataan – A 70-year-old man facing rape charges was arrested over the weekend after four years of hiding in Sitio Bulok, Barangay Balong Anito, Mariveles, Bataan.

Chief Inspector Ruben S. Tampis, Bataan Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), said his men arrested Salvador Palenquez by virtue of arrest warrants issued on 12 November, 2012 by Judge Maria Magdalena A. Balderama of RTC Br 4, Balanga City.

Major Tampis said the suspect was facing two offenses docketed in Criminal cases ML 4332 and 4333 for rape in relation to RA 7610 and statutory rape, respectively.

Records show that the suspect was accused of sexually abusing his minor granddaughter in their house at Porto Gate, Barangay Balong Anito, sometime in 2006 and on May 5, 2009.

Palenquez had been hiding in the forested area of Balong Anito until he was spotted by CIDG men.

Tampis said the suspect has been placed under the custody of Bataan CIDG. (Mar T. Supnad)