A South African has been accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in a Cebu Hotel. Ashley Russel Joseph, aged 49 from Cape Town, is accused of luring the girl by providing her a buying spree.
Sheryl Guanco, of the town’s Women and Children Protection Desk, mentioned: “They met in Facebook and Joseph went to the victim’s house in Sawang Calero last Sunday to invite her to shop in a mall. Her aunt tried to stop her from going but the victim went with Joseph.”
When the girl, who has not been named, didn’t return on Monday, her aunt grew to become fearful for her security.
The aunt made enquiries with some trike drivers who had seen the taxi, however couldn’t keep in mind the corporate’s title.
She then went to examine the barangay’s close-circuit tv digicam and located clear footage of the car.
After monitoring down the taxi firm’s workplace, she spoke with the driving force, who instructed her the title of the resort the place Joseph had been dropped off together with her niece.
With this info she went to native police, who arrested Joseph at 5.30pm on Monday.
Girl had lacerations
Ms Guanco described the rescue to the SunStar. “When we arrived together with the social worker, the victim hugged her and cried,” she mentioned. “She mentioned she doesn’t need to be with the foreigner anymore.
“That’s when we brought her to the pink room for physical and psychological exams and we found out that she had lacerations.”
The police investigation steered that the girl had been raped 4 instances. Before arriving on the resort, Joseph had purchased her a costume and denims at a shopping center.
Joseph is now behind bars on the Fuente Police Station whereas charges in opposition to him are ready.