US Navy veteran and Filipino friend arrested for rape in Tacloban City

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Retired US Navy Serviceman & Filipino Friend Arrested For Rape in Tacloban City – www.philippineslifestyle.com

Rape charges have been filed against a retired US Navy serviceman and his Filipino friend before the City’s Prosecution Office in Tacloban City.

The charges comes after a complaint was filed on March 13, five days after the American arrived in the Philippines.

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The accuser, aged 34, says the Filipino, her cousin, dragged into the toilet at her aunt’s house where they both raped her.

Police say the complaint was supported by a medical report.

The two suspects were arrested on March 15 at a Billiard and KTV Bar on Real Street.

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The unnamed American, when interviewed by the online news magazine The Freeman, said he had no knowledge of the crime he is accused of.

He said: “I am here for vacation as a tourist and I never committed any crime here or in any other country.”

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