Police arrested a wanted Rapist

By: Mario Lutz
May 5, 2017

Stephen Maranan (Suspect)

Stephen Maranan – a 20 years old man, single construction worker and resident of Brgy. San Isidro, was on the wanted person list since last March 31, 2017. The Honorable Judge EDRALIN C REYES, of Regional Trial Court Branch 39, Calapan City issued the warrant of arrest against Reyes, after being convinced that there was more than probable cause against Maranan to be guilty of Rape.

Maranan was apprehended by Personnel of the Municipal Policestation of Puerto Galera under supervision of PCI LAWRENCE V PANGANIBAN, during the conduct of a operation against the wanted person at Sitio Ponderosa, Brgy San Isidro, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro at around 10:00 AM of May 4, 2017.

Warrant of Arrest docketed under Criminal Case No. CR-17-13, 514. If convicted of Rape, stated under REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8353, Maranan could face reclusion temporal to reclusion perpetua, (30 years to life in prison), possibly – if the bill on reinstating the Death Sentence will push through – even death.

Rape is a “non-bailable offense” in the Philippines.

Stephen Maranan was brought to Puerto Galera Hospital for Medical Examination and is now under the custody of the Municipal Police Station of Puerto Galera for proper documentation and subsequent turned-over to the court of origin. 

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