By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – The father of a 17-year-old gang rape victim in a mountain barangay of Moises Padilla town claimed that one of the Cafgu members involved in the case was seen in the company of Army troopers, contrary to reports that he and his other companion have gone on AWOL or absence without official leave.
Juanito Amit in a press conference Tuesday with GABRIELA-Negros at the Negros Press Club also revealed that he got threats and harassment from the suspects.
Amit said the victim was remitted to the crisis center here in the city for her own safety. He also lamented that he also gave his six other children to relatives and friends for their own safety as the suspects are still roaming free in the area.
Amit said police authorities in Moises Padilla town are still waiting for the warrant of arrests against the suspects. The case is still with the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office here.
Amit revealed that last July 17, seven armed men wearing ski masks surrounded his house apparently looking for him. He said he was fortunate to have been awakened by the barking dogs and he immediately brought his children out of the house and hid them at the back.