Suspect in abduction, alleged rape of Grade 3 student arrested

(Eagle News) — The police have nabbed the suspect in the abduction and alleged rape of a Grade 3 student found in Cainta, Rizal on Monday, Feb. 25.

Authorities said Pepito Tagal was arrested in Cubao, Quezon City on Tuesday night following a tip about his whereabouts.

Tagal, the police said, was seen abducting the girl in Sitio Batasin, Taytay on Monday morning.

She was found several hours later, around 5 p.m., under the Mapandan Bridge on Ortigas Avenue Extension, with alleged signs of rape and injured.