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Rape cases up in Cavite

IMUS, Cavite – The number of rape, acts of lasciviousness and child abuse incidents remained high in Cavite’s municipalities with the cases being filed at the provincial prosecutor’s office here.

Provincial Prosecutor Gavino B. Mapanoo said that the incidents, with young women and children as victims, ranked top five in terms of cases filed in the area.

The provincial prosecutor’s office handles the crime cases being filed by police in the province’s 17 lowland and upland municipalities.

Mapanoo said that the cases of rape, acts of lasciviousness and child abuse altogether ranked No. 2 in the list of top five in the turf after thefts and robberies and drug cases. Also in the list are murder and homicide cases.

There were over three hundred rape, acts of lasciviousness and child abuse cases, more or less, that were filed at the prosecutor’s office in 2015 alone, Mapanoo said. (Anthony Giron)

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