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            MAGUINDANAO - An alleged gang rape incident took place on Sunday evening of November 29, 2020 at a Housing Project located at Upper Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

            Investigation disclosed that the minor victim, age 13, female, single, grade 8 student, and a resident of HMB Tenorio Brgy. Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, is a text mate of one of the suspects identified as Mohammad Ali a.k.a John Midtimbang, 18 years old.

             Accordingly, around 9:30 PM of November 29, 2020 at a Housing Project located at Upper Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, the victim and suspect Mohammad Ali met for the second time around.

            Mohammad Ali together with the following: Habib Gandawali, 20 years old; Saidi Sandato, 18 years old; Nahadin Blah, 18 years old; and Three (3) other male minors, allegedly took advantage of the victim and took turns to rape her on the said location.

            On November 30, 2020, members of Barangay Peace Keeping Action Team (BPAT) of Barangay Awang, DOS, Maguindanao, turned over the Six (6) suspects at the substation of Datu Odin Sinsuat MPS. Based on the report, the victim’s parents reported the incident to the Brgy. Officials. Acted on the report, Barangay Peace Keeping Action Team of the said barangay managed to capture the suspects and properly turned them over to the police for thorough investigation.  

            If proven guilty, the suspects will be charged for the violation of Crimes against Person (Rape in Relations to RA 7610) with imprisonment of 20 to 40 years. However, the three minor suspects will be provided with child-appropriate proceedings to include programs and services for crime prevention, diversion, rehabilitation, re-integration, and aftercare to ensure the normal growth and development of the child in conflict with the law.

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