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Two members of the Puerto Princesa City Civil Security Group (PPCCSG) assigned at the Balayong People’s Park have been arrested by the police on sexual assault charges, according to a Police Station 2 (PS 2) report obtained by Palawan News.

The two suspects, identified as Ryan Santiago, 33, and Augustine Batul, 40, allegedly raped a minor and assaulted her boyfriend in a secluded area of the park Wednesday night around 6 p.m.

The report stated that the victims were sharing food at the park when the suspects approached them.

Santiago reportedly restrained and dragged the girl, a minor, to a grassy area of the park, where he then raped her, while Batul reportedly sexually assaulted her boyfriend.

The PS 2 conducted a hot pursuit operation after receiving a complaint on the incident, which resulted in the arrest of the suspects. (R. Rodriguez)