A rape suspect, who had been hiding from the police for 18 years, was arrested around 11:20 a.m. on Monday in Barangay Poblacion, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Sagay city police identified the suspect as 43-year-old John Equinan Alegre of Purok Santol in Sagay City’s Barangay Paraiso.
Alegre was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant for the crime of seven counts of rape issued by now retired Judge Renato Muñez of the Regional Trial Court – Branch 60.
He was detained in the custodial facility of the Sagay City Police Station.
The court recommended no bail for the suspect’s temporary liberty./WDJ