Police arrested a man who was caught in the act of taking pictures of his niece while she was taking a bath in her house in Pasay City yesterday.
Police identified the suspect as Frederick Mesias, 38, jobless, temporarily staying with the 20-year-old victim in Barangay 61.
Investigation disclosed that the victim was taking a bath at around 9:30 a.m. when she heard a series of camera clicks.
The victim did not mind what she heard, thinking that her younger sister was just taking a selfie.
After taking a bath, she approached the victim and told her that she saw Mesias taking pictures while she was inside the shower room.
Police said the victim and her sister told their mother what happened and they reported the incident to the police.
Mesias was arrested by the police inside the victim’s house in a follow-up operation.
The mother said she didn’t expect the suspect to do it to her child.
Mesias said that he was just taking pictures of himself and it was not his intention to abuse his niece.
Investigators recovered the cellphone of Mesias with the images of the victim.
Mesias was detained at the Pasay City Jail and charged with a case for child abuse. (Martin A. Sadongdong)