An attempted rape incident occurred in Purok San Jose, Barangay Baybay, Liloy, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 8:30 AM on May 14, 2017. The suspect was identified as John Nicolas Cesareus Escuadro, 24, resident of Barangay New Bethlehem in said municipality.
Initial investigation disclosed that the suspect visited the house where the victim is staying as a working student. Once inside the house, the suspect dragged the victim to the kitchen and forcibly removed her clothes. He also punched the victim on her abdomen. The victim resisted until she managed to escape and ran towards her neighbor for help. A body search made on the suspect led to the discovery of a small sachet of suspected shabu inside his pocket. The suspect is temporarily detained at Liloy MPS for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9