Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:48
Finding no probable cause and no iota of evidence, the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 dismissed the case of human trafficking against John David Corpin, his cousin Joseph Montenegro and two John Does.
RTC Judge Peter Eisma, in his two-page decision rendered last June 6, 2012 finds the accused not guilty of the charge saying, “after due consideration of the said motion and upon further perusal of the inquest resolution of the office of the City Prosecutor of Zamboanga, it is undoubtable clear there exist no probable cause and the case is hereby dismissed.”
Corpin together with three others were arrested last May 31, 2012 at his home in Boalan by the police of the Women and Child Division led by Chief Insp. Gemma Luna based from the complaints filed by a 16-year old lass from Talon Talon.
According to Corpin, the teenager also accused him of rape but based from the smear test conducted by the medico legal officer of the Zamboanga City medical Center, the medical evaluation revealed a complete healed laceration which means the girl did not have sexual contact.
The businessman from Boalan said it was clearly harassment concocted by some people who are trying to put him down especially when he already announced his intentions of running for a political position this coming 2013 elections.
At the same time, Corpin said people who are close with the victim are asking him the amount of P3 million to settle the case once and for all.
“It is clearly harassment and money making against me,” Corpin said.
by: Nonong Santiago
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