"Jane" (not her real name), a 14-year-old student, wrote everything that happened to her in a diary. This includes details of sexual abuse done to her by a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic aide. Her mother accidentally discovered the said diary and was shocked at what was written there.
On her diary, "Jane" wrote that on July 17, suspect Jesus Llantado picked her up from school and brought her to Napindan floodgate in East Rembo, Makati, where the crime was committed. After the abuse was done, Llantado gave her 50 pesos and threatened her.
Jane also wrote that she did not tell her family about the incident because she was afraid of what Llantado might do to them. Confused and depressed, she had even attempted suicide, which is what most rape victims are prone to do.
|Photo courtesy of TV Patrol & |
Abs-Cbn News Youtube (screen grab)
Mother and daughter immediately reported the incident to the barangay office of East Rembo. The mother, who is a vendor selling near the office of the MMDA, was able to identify the traffic enforcer.
Llantado strongly denied having committed the alleged crime, while MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that such incident will not be tolerated. The suspect was brought to the Makati police for investigation.