Another child rape victim found dead

Ric Sapnu - The Philippine Star

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines – The decomposing body of an eight-year-old girl believed to be a victim of rape was found along the road in Barangay Niyugan, Jaen, Nueva Ecija on Monday.

Senior Superintendent Antonio Yarra, provincial police director, identified the victim as Christina Claire Mielle Medina, a resident of Barangay Maugat in San Antonio town.

The victim had been missing since July 19.

Probers said a certain Larry Herrera, alias Boy, allegedly took the girl.  He was arrested in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Sunday. 

Herrera reportedly admitted raping and killing the girl at a cemetery in San Isidro town and dumping her body near an irrigation canal.

Police said the backpack of the girl was found in the cemetery.

Over the weekend, the body of a five-year-old girl was found stuffed in a sack and dumped in a grassy area in Barangay Kaypian, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. A 13-year-old boy was caught on closed-circuit television camera footage leading the victim into a house.

A report on GMANews quoted Superintendent Fitz Macariola, city police chief, as saying they consider the case closed after the boy admitted raping and killing the girl.

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