Maid's pa behind the abuse, couple says

Posted at 09/10/12 4:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Marzan couple said the father of their household help should be blamed for the abuses she has experienced.

Speaking for Annaliza and Reynold Marzan, lawyer Joel Ferrer said it was the father who tortured Bonita Baran, leaving her blind.

Baran’s father is also the reason why she could not go home to their province, the couple alleged.

Both surfaced at the National Bureau of Investigation today to face the serious illegal detention filed against them at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court.

They denied they went into hiding. They were only afraid to come out because of the false accusations, the couple claimed.

In her complaint, Baran accused the Marzan couple of hurting her using a flat iron and hitting her with a hard object.

The couple is now under the custody of the Senate, which also earlier launched a probe into the matter. – with reports from Ricky Velasco, dzMM