The young man was allegedly high on drugs when he attempted to rape his own mother and knifepoint.
A 17-year-old Karlo, a teen from Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City, was arrested after attempting to rape his own mother. According to the victim, she reported her son when she found out that he had already previously raped his 10-year-old sister.
“Okay lang po na mahuli siya. Baboy naman po ang tingin niya sa amin. Binababoy niya po kami,” Clara (not her real name) said.
(It is okay if he gets arrested. He sees us as pigs. He treated us like animals.)
According to the mother, this wasn’t the first time “Karlo” attempted to rape her. The suspect once entered her room last year and was caught pulling her shorts down. Clara then asked him what he was doing and he said, “Ma, isa lang (ma, just this once).”
Clara first thought he was simply rummaging through her pockets for money, but she later learned he wanted something else. This time around, she noticed that her son had a knife in his hand, and insisted on pulling her shorts down once again.
Clara was about to brush everything off, but she learned on Monday that Karlo had already raped her 10-year-old daughter, who was scared to say anything. Apparently, Karlo had threatened the young girl, and had only talked about the assault when they were at the Baranggay.
The suspect later admitted that he was high on drugs at that time. “Nakapag-shabu po ako. Nasobrahan lang po siguro. Pasensya na po (I was high on shabu. I must’ve used too much. I’m sorry.),” Karlo said.
“Nahihiya po ako. Nagsisisi po ako. Nakainom lang po ako kaya nagdilim paningin ko (I’m ashamed of myself, and I am full of regret. I was drunk and didn’t know what I was doing.),” he added.
Since Karlo is a minor, he will be in the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. He may face charges of rape.