CHARGES of rape in relation to Republic Act 7610 was filed by the Manila Police District against the policeman, who was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl allegedly in exchange for freedom for her parents who were nabbed for illegal drugs.
It was learned that NCRPO Director Guillermo Eleazar has also ordered that the cop’s immediate superior be also investigated.
Eleazar himself ordered that special focus be given to the case against PO1 Edgardo Valencia of the MPD-Sampaloc Police Station and that Valencia remained in detention when the Manila Prosecutor’s Office did not recommend that he be ‘released for further investigation.’
Valencia claimed the charges were trumped-up just to have her parents released, saying those arrested for drugs usually file counter-charges to destroy the arresting officers’ reputation.
Valencia was nabbed in his home at 3 Dimanlig St., San Nicolas, Pasig City, after the girl’s aunt lodged a complaint.
Aside from rape, an administrative case for grave misconduct was also filed against him.
This was the number of times beleaguered Manila cop PO1 Eduardo Valencia allegedly asked his 15-year-old accuser to have sex with him in a room at the MPD-Sampaloc Police Station, as he also reported to have been drinking liquor inside the said station.
The victim, in her complaint-affidavit, alleged that Valencia even asked her to drink with him and made two indecent proposals, the first of which came on October 25, right after the arrest of her mother and stepfather.
Valencia allegedly summoned her into the room and when she went in, another man, whom the girl said was the cop’s superior, asked if she was using illegal drugs.
The victim said Valencia had told her thus: “Kursonada daw po ako ng boss niya. Kung gusto ko raw po makalabas kami ni Ate P ay pumayag daw po ako sa gusto ng boss nila at alam ko na daw po ang ibig sabihin, kaya sinagot ko na hindi po ganon ang lakad ko.”
As she refused, she remained alone in the room with Valencia, who asked her to drink with him.
“Sabi niya sa akin na kung ayaw ko daw po pumayag sa una niyang sinabi sa akin ay mayroon daw po siyang isa pang option makakalabas daw po kami ng presinto kung papayag ako na sasama sa bahay nila,” the victim further stated, saying she agreed out of fear and desperation to get out of the said station.
The victim said the police then told her to sign documents that she did not understand and then sent her home.
Valencia was reportedly aboard his motorcycle when she told the victim to ride with him and then stayed in a motel from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. on October 26, handing her P100 once he was done with her.
The victim’s aunt then accompanied the victim to the Department of Social Welfare and Development to file a complaint against Valencia, although it was not clear it her aunt was with her at the police station and the motel.
Valencia vehemently denied the allegations and accused the victim of framing him up to avenge the arrest of her parents whom he busted for drugs.