Driver gets 17 years
for raping 9-year-old
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
A Regional Trial Court judge sentenced a jeepney driver to 17 years, four months and one day of imprisonment yesterday for raping the 9-year-old niece of his wife at his house in Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City about eight years ago.
RTC Branch 41 Judge Ray Alan Drilon found the accused, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim, guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
He also ordered him to pay his victim P75,000 as moral damages and P25,000 as exemplary damages.