Two Marikina cops charged for raping detainees

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) — Two policemen from Marikina City have been arrested after raping two female detainees, Metro Manila police chief Debold Sinas claimed on Tuesday.

He said patrolman Arnold Geroy and patrolman Sonny Maruzzo, who were assigned in the Special Operation Unit in the Marikina Police Station, sexually assaulted two detainees after conducting their custodial debriefing on March 29.

"Kinuha nila ang dalawang inmates na babae, tapos dinala nila sa opisina, from there, sa opisina nila minolestiya sila ng dalawang pulis," he said in a media briefing.

Sinas said the two policemen were immediately arrested after the women told the guard on duty of what happened. He said Geroy and Maruzzo did not deny the allegations.

The chief of Metro Manila police said rape charges were filed against the erring policemen, adding they are now detained in a jail facility in Marikina — separate from the detention cell of the two women.

Sinas said the Philippine National Police's efforts to weed out rogue cops from the organization continue.

"This will prove may mga suwail pa rin kaming mga pulis, but we are willing to correct," he said.