Authorities nabbed a taxi driver who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl after forcing her to ride his cab over the weekend.
The suspect was identified as 29-year-old taxi driver Jomar Saulog who was arrested at the crime scene in Brgy. Sta Cruz in Antipolo City [via ABS-CBN].
According to the victim, she was strolling in Baclaran when the suspect forced her inside the taxi.
She said she became unconscious after the suspect sprayed something into the air conditioner of the vehicle. When she woke up, she was already naked and being raped.
“Sabi niya po sa akin papatayin niya po ako pag di ako pumayag sa gusto niya. Sabay niya po ako sinuntok sa tiyan,” she said.
“Ang sabi niya po sa akin walang makakarinig sa'yo dito kahit sumigaw ka kasi nasa bundok tayo,” she added.
Fortunately, the Antipolo police was conducting their night patrols during that time and managed to catch the suspect while committing the crime.
Meanwhile, the suspect who initially resisted arrest said he was only forced to admit to the crime after the Antipolo police hit him.
Last month, another taxi driver was also caught by barangay watchmen raping a minor in the same area.