ILOILO City – A resident of Lambunao, Iloilo was accused of raping a teenager.
Lloyd Arcede of Barangay Bonbon, Lambunao was arrested and detained at the municipal police station. He denied the accusation.
A police report identified Arcede as a drug surrenderer.
The alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl happened at around 7 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Pandan, Lambunao.
Citing the victim’s account, police said Arcede allegedly persuaded the girl to get inside his relative’s house, dragged her into one of the rooms and raped her.
At the time the girl just went out of their house to look for her brother.
The teenaged victim escaped and sought help from her family.
Arcede tried to run away but barangay officials arrested him. The suspect faces a rape charge.
Arcede turned himself in to the authorities for documentation amid the crackdown on illegal drugs in 2016, the police report stated./PN