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Laborer arrested for sexually harassing girl, 5

  • Written by Steve Gosuico
  • Published in Provincial
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PEÑARANDA, Nueva Ecija -- A 43-year-old construction worker is now in hot water after he was nabbed for allegedly sexually harassing a five-year-old girl while he was roasting pig here last Wednesday.

Arrested was Alex Pestaño, single, of Bgy. Poblacion 3, this town.

Barangay peacekeepers nabbed and turned him over to the police after parents of Geneva (not her real name), a kindergaten pupil, also of Bgy. Poblacion 3, sought help concerning the acts of lasciviousness allegedly committed by the suspect against their daughter.

Police said Geneva, together with another friend, were playing outside the slaughterhouse at 5 p.m. when the suspect approached them while he was roasting pig (lechon) nearby.

The suspect then ordered the kids to take off their shorts and show to him their sex organs.
   
Due to fear and intimidation, the kids immediately obeyed what they were told.
   
Police said the suspect then maliciously looked at their private parts and went back to his roasting chores.
   
PO1 Albert Joy B. Java, officer-on-case said the suspect is now under police custody and facing charges for violation of RA 7610 before the provincial prosecutor’s office.