Teenager arrested on 8-yr-old rape-slay case PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 March 2015 14:02

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after he was tagged as behind the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl whose body was thrown into a deep well at Sitio Pucutin, Sibulao.

Jeffrey Lacastesantos was nabbed several hours after the body of  Cristy Partoza y Angeles was retrieved from a deep well around 7 a.m. Tuesday,

Police said the girl  was halfnaked with injuries in the head.

Marites Partoza y Angeles, Christy’s mother, told the police that her daughter went missing on Monday night. The following day some residents advised the mother and other relatives to check the deep well where indeed the poor girl’s body was found.

During a follow up investigation, police learned that Alvin Partoza, Christy’s third degree cousin, was seen together with her before she disappeared.

During interrogation, Alvin admitted to the police that he was with Lacastesantos when the latter raped the girl afterwhich he (Lacastesantos) struck her head with a rock.

When the girl died, Alvin said he aided Lacastesantos throwing the body into the deep well.

Lacastesantos was arrested afterwards.

Police have readied rape with homicide case against Lacastesantos, while Alvin was turned over to the Children in Conflict with the Law Center in Culianan.— Dan Toribio