Teacher Fortes rape slay suspect charged

BULUSAN, SORSOGON –The principal suspect in the rape slay of Roda Devera Fortes was formally charged this morning at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Sorsogon.

Roda Devera Fortes
Roda Devera Fortes
Fortes was a 22-year old elementary school teacher and a resident of Sitio Capiricohan, San Isidro, this town, who was found dead near her home last week.

Based on the medico-legal findings and the investigation of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Fortes was raped first before she was killed.

The victim’s cause of death, according to the medico-legal findings, is due to “blunt traumatic injuries to the head.”

A deep laceration and bruises were also noted on the victim’s body, Medico Legal Officer Dr. Michelle S. Estolatan according to a report by Busina Bicol News Express.

Police Inspector Nenita P. Asuncion, Officer-in-Charge of the Municipal Police Station here said that the case was docketed under I.S. V. 131NV-14J-3478, for Rape with Homicide.

Meanwhile, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines has condemned the killing and expressed sympathy for the family of the slain teacher.

"Kami ay patuloy na nakikiisa sa mamamayan ng Sorsogon sa panawagan para sa katarungan at kaligtasan ng bawat Sorsogueño,” the group said in its official statement.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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