A teenage girl was raped in front of her boyfriend in Bacolod City after she stopped by a grassy area to pee on their way to church last Sunday.
The 18-year-old victim and her boyfie, 19, were going to attend the Mass (Simbang Gabi) at the Holy Family Parish in Barangay Handumanan at around 3:30 a.m. when the incident took place.
Authorities said two males, both 18, suddenly emerged and took turns in raping the victim right before the eyes of her boyfriend, who was threatened at knifepoint.
The suspects fled after satisfying themselves, bringing with them the victim's sling bag containing P140 cash and two cellphones. However, they were apprehended in a follow-up operation after the victim sought police help.
SPO3 Arlyn Torrendon, officer-in-charge of the Bacolod Women and Children's Protection Desk, told reporters that charges will be filed against the suspects if the medical examination performed on the victim will show that a sexual assault occurred.
The suspects, who are currently detained at Bacolod Police Station 10, were allegedly drunk when they raped the girl infront of her boyfriend.
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