A rape suspect arrested in Liliw, Laguna, said he had mistaken his 13-year-old victim to be his wife, according to a report on Unang Balita.
Authorities identified the suspect as Benjie Guerrero.
Guerro explained he was intoxicated and thought that the victim was his wife.
The victim was a 13-year-old girl who was on vacation in Mindoro with his family.
The suspect is now facing charges of rape, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Dog bite kills 13-year-old girl in North Cotabato
A dog bit and killed a 13-year-old girl in Barangay New Rizal, North Cotabato.
In a PSN interview with Vice Mayor Joselito Piñol, he identified the victim as Catherine Cabigunda, a Grade 7 student of Mariano Untal Memorial School in Bagontapay and a resident of the area.
The girl showed symptoms of rabies on March 6, including delirium, abnormal behavior, hallucinations, and hydrophobia (fear of water). The victim was not able to go to school until she died on Sunday and was immediately buried the same day at 2 pm.
Reports said the girl was bitten by a rabid dog in the still unknown area in their barangay last November 2019.
According to the CDC, the acute period of disease typically ends after 2 to 10 days. Once clinical signs of rabies appear, the condition is nearly always fatal, and treatment is generally supportive.