The Eastern Police District (EPD) cops under the District Intelligence Unit (DIU) and District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) led by PSSG Erwin M Dela Cruz under the supervision of PMAJ DARWIN GUERRERO conducted manhunt operation against a couple by virtue of warrant of arrest for rape with no bail recommended. The husband was arrested by the operatives inside their residence at Blk. 15, Lot 3, Mercedes Park, Mercedes Executive Village, San Miguel, Pasig City at about 7:30 PM, April 12, 2019 while his wife was arrested in front of Puregold along Mercedes Avenue, Brgy. San Miguel, Pasig City at around 6:45AM today.

In a report submitted to EPD Director PBGEN CHRISTOPHER E TAMBUNGAN by PMAJ GUERRERO, the accused were identified as Antonio Briza y Zamudio, 47, mechanic, step father of the victim and Marilyn Solis y Francisco, mother of the victim, 40, housewife.

The charges stemmed when Briza began sexually assaulting his stepdaughter when she was 12 years old. The extreme physical threat has disabled the victim’s resistance. Yet, she thought it could only be just for once but Briza continued abusing the victim until she reached 17 years old.

The victim found out that the sexual abuses were done out of her mother’s consent. Thus, the consent of her mother made her suffer this dilemma for five years.

It was only on February 3, 2019 when the Order of Arrest was issued by Hon. Carmencita Lacandazo Logan of RTC Branch 159 of Pasig City and after two (2) months of surveillance, the couple was finally arrested to dealt with the criminal charges held against them. PMAJ GUERRERO said that the accused were turned-over to Pasig City Police Station’s custodial facility for confinement while the victim is now under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

” I commend the DIU and DSOU operatives of EPD for their relentless effort to subdue these wanted persons which is in line in PNP Patrol Plan 2030. Rest assured that the Eastern Police District will continue to hunt down wanted persons and put them behind bars in no time. “PBGEN TAMBUNGAN said ###