Wanted rapist of four daughters arrested

LINGAYEN–A father who made her four daughters his sex slaves one after the other for over 15 years was arrested when he returned home after hiding in Metro Manila since the cases were filed by his daughters last year.

The suspect, Bonifacio Valerio, 47, of Barangay Bogaoan, San Carlos City, until his arrest was the Most Wanted Person in San Carlos City.

Valerio is presented to media shortly after his arrest (Punchphoto by Nora Dominguez)      

Valerio was earlier charged with three counts of Acts of Lasciviousness with a recommended bail bond of P120,000 and six counts of rape with no recommended bail bond, all filed on August 23, 2018 by his four daughters.

He was presented during a press conference on Thursday presided by P/Lt. Colonel Orlando Melando Jr., deputy provincial director for administration; P:/Lt. Colonel Norman Florentino, chief of the police-community relations office; and P/Lt. Colonel Rollifer Capoquian, chief of police of San Carlos City.  

Capoquian said Valerio was arrested at his residence at dawn on Thursday by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Jaime Dojillo of Branch 57 in San Carlos City on September 18, 2018.

The eldest of the victim is now 22 years old and the second eldest is now 20 years old and were already married. The other girls are now 19 and 16 years old.

Based on the victims’ narration, the suspect attempted to molest his eldest daughter when she was seven years old and ultimately raped her when she was 16 years old. When she could no longer endure the sexual molestation by her own father, the girl left home.

Next, Valerio made her other 12-year old daughter his sex slave and his two other daughters followed suit. His two other daughters also left home, leaving only the youngest at home.   

When they filed the complaints against their father, the victims were already 22, 20, 19 and 16 years old. The eldest and the second eldest have since married.

The victims said they were being raped by their father one after the other inside their house every time their mother left for work as a restaurant waitress. The suspect was jobless.

Valerio hid for a year in Quezon City where he has relatives and decided to return home this year, believing that it was safe for him to return.

But since he knew he is a wanted man, he was only visiting their house at night and was nowhere during the day.    

 P/Colonel Redrico Maranan, acting police provincial director, lauded the San Carlos Police for arresting Valerio whose arrest was part of operations of the Pangasinan police against wanted persons. 

San Carlos City Police Station was cited for having arrested the most number of wanted persons in Pangasinan in June with 16, followed by Alaminos City, 10. (Leonardo Micua/Nora Dominguez)

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