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Bartender from Iligan denies raping 23-year-old

By JOEY NACALABAN
Correspondent .

POLICE arrested a bartender from Iligan after he was accused of raping her on Monday.

But the suspect, a 23-year-old named Rex, maintained his innocence and claimed that what happened between him and his accuser was a “one-night stand.”

This paper is withholding the suspect’s full name because he has not been charged at presstime.

Police went to the house where he was staying and arrested him based on a mere blotter. He has been detained at the Cogon police precinct.

Rey said the 20-year-old woman consented to sleep with him after they supposedly had a drinking binge with friends on Corrales Ave. Monday night.

“Dili mi uyab adto. Kadto lang gabhiona nagkita ug nag-ila mi. Sigi man siya lingkod-lingkod sa akong paa kay hubog na,” Rex claimed.

Rex said he asked the young woman to come with him to his boarding house in Barangay Puntod because she supposedly wanted to sleep with him.

He alleged that his accuser even asked him to have sex with her again and he supposedly begged off because he was already tired.

Rey said his accuser took her mobile phone and sent a text message before he escorted outside to wait for a ride.

Outside, Rex said, he was  surprised to see the woman’s friends.

Rex said the woman then told her friends that she was raped, and they called the police who then arrested him.

Until yesterday, there was no formal complaint, except for a blotter, against the suspect.

Rex said he came to the city to work while his application papers to go abroad is being processed. He said he was worried that a rape case would spoil his plan to work abroad.

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