Bacolod City Police Station filed a rape charge against Ronnie Penalosa, a 44-year-old tricycle driver. He molested an 11-year-old girl in Barangay Mandalagan past Monday midnight.
According to Ronnie, he saw the girl on the roadside Sunday evening. He brought the girl to the canteen of his mother-in-law. Then, she left her for the meantime because he still had a passenger.
After a few hours, Ronnie went back to the canteen. Instead of bringing the girl to her home, he brought her to a vacant lot where he started the molestation.
Ronnie said that the girl ‘wasn’t forced to do the said activity’. Later on, Ronnie brought the girl to a convenience store and gave her P20.
The Police arrested the suspect at his house after a follow-up operation with the victim positively identifying him.
Based on the medical examination also, it was positive that the suspect raped the girl.
The Police Station currently detained Ronnie.