“Justice served gratifies the hopeful!” – words that came from the operatives of the CIDG when the No. 1 most wanted man in NCR was finally arrested during a police operation on Monday afternoon (August 15, 2022 at around 3:42 PM) in front of Brgy Hall of Mel Lopez Blvd., Moriones, Tondo, Manila.
Armed with a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Presiding Judge, Maria Celestina Castro Cruz-Mangrobang of RTC Branch 38 Manila, the manhunt team of the CIDG WCCU apprehended 47-year-old GUALBERTO QUINTAL SERRANO who is wanted for two (2) counts of Qualified Rape (RPC Art 266-B) and for Sexual Assault (Art 226-A).
CIDG Investigator-on-case revealed that the victim sought their assistance to lodge her complaint against the accused on June 7, 2022. In her (victim) statement, she averred that the carnal and malicious intent of the suspect on her started on March 19, 2008, when she was just 10 years old. She was sexually abused and forced by the suspect repeatedly until May 9, 2022 and was impregnated twice. She could not take the trauma brought by the said abuse which made her decide to seek the help of the CIDG.
The complaint for the said violations against the accused was filed on June 9, 2022 at the City Prosecutor’s Office in Manila and the WOA was released on August 12, 2022.
“This accomplishment of the WCCU is proof of what the CIDG do best – we investigate, file a complaint in court based on our investigation, arrest and put perpetrators behind bars, and ensure that offenders will be held accountable for their crimes,” says PBGen Ronald O Lee, CIDG Director.