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Retired US Navy officer nabbed for alleged rape of niece


Police have arrested a retired member of the US Navy for allegedly raping his 16-year-old niece on Friday.

Quezon City Police District director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr. said the retired US Navy officer, who is a Filipino, and his niece went to a mall in Fairview to pick up party balloons.

When told that they had to wait for the balloons to be prepared, the retired Navy officer brought his niece to an apartelle in Barangay Greater Lagro.

Esquivel said the suspect threatened to kill the girl if she would refuse to have intercourse with him at the apartelle and if she will not keep it secret.

The victim, however, told the incident to her parents, who filed a complaint against the retired Navyman.

The suspect was arrested the same day by the police. —ALG, GMA News

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