Corruption & Scandals

Evidence contradicts Filipina woman’s gang-rape allegation

Evidence suggests the Filipina woman who alleged she was gang-raped by eight Korean men on the weekend was fabricated.

Witness testimony and CCTV evidence contradict her story according to Ding Cervantes, journalist for the Phil Star who broke this story.

Angela Ricafort, who spent the evening drinking with the complainant and alleged perpetrator, told Senior Police Officer Edon Yalung of the CIDG that there was no rape.

The complainants statement said she was raped at 1am however CCTV footage from the hotel shows her and one of the alleged rapists checking into the Prince Hotel at 4am alongside Ricafort and her Korean boyfriend.

Ricafort said the complainant went to hospital after dropping a lit cigarette into her boot which caused a blister.

The complainant then disclosed the rape allegation to hospital staff, an allegation that surprised Ricafort.

Police attached to the Korean Embassy are looking into the matter.

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James Hyams

James Hyams

James Hyams juggles several careers including being a journalist and a social worker. James has an avid interest in 'telling it as it is', exposing matters of public interest, and reviving investigative journalism in the new digital era. Testimony to this is his thesis titled: “U.S. Government secrecy and the withering watchdog: Is WikiLeaks the answer?”

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