A 51-year-old man listed as the no. 1 most wanted person of Zambales for raping and molesting his daughters was arrested in Rizal, Cagayan, Tuesday night, police reported.
The suspect, whose name was intentionally withheld because of his relation to the victims, was arrested in Purok 3, Brgy. Sinicking, around 6:30 p.m., according to reports from the Cagayan Valley regional police and Zambales PNP.
Police from Cagayan and Zambales carried out the arrest via a warrant for two counts of rape, rape by sexual assault, and two counts of violation of the Anti-Child Abuse Law.
According to police, the suspect’s most recent crime happened last February 27, when he molested his 13-year-old daughter.
The victim told police that her father sexually abused her inside their house in Botolan in October 2020.
It was learned that the suspect had also raped his elder daughter, aged 18, inside their house also last year.
That daughter told authorities that her father started sexually abusing her when she was only seven years old.
The suspect has been transported back to Zambales, where he is set to face the charges in court.