Gang rape suspect nabbed in Tondo

Posted at 01/18/2012 12:09 AM | Updated as of 01/18/2012 12:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines – One of the suspects who raped a teenage girl in Tondo, Manila was arrested by police on Tuesday.

The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Jonarson Rehente, a resident of Velasquez, Tondo.

He is currently detained at the Manila Police District Station 1.

According to SPO3 Emerson Gaa, a 16-year-old girl was walking along Simon St. Sunday night when she was accosted by 3 suspects.

The suspects allegedly forced her to drink alcoholic beverage and raped her when she got drunk.

Medico legal examination confirmed that the girl was raped.

Rehente was arrested through a follow-up operation by Manila police.

Police are searching for 2 more suspects who remain at large. -- Report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM