DOJ drops rape case vs. Navarro

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THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday dismissed a rape complaint filed against actor-host Vhong Navarro by Deniece Cornejo for lack of probable cause.

“Since complainant Cornejo was unable to provide a logical story, the panel found no probable cause to indict Navarro for commission of the crime of rape,” the DOJ said in a consolidated resolution dated April 4, 2014.

The department ordered the filing of serious illegal detention and grave coercion charges against Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee, his sister Bernice Lee, and several others.

A serious illegal detention case is a non-bailable offense.


Lee’s companions Zimmer Raz, Jose Paulo Gregorio Calma, Ferdinand Guerrero and Jed Fernandez will also be indicted.

The ruling, signed by Assistant Prosecutor Olivia Torrevillas, said Cornejo, Cedric and the five others will be charged for violating Article 267 and Article 286 of the Revised Penal Code.

Navarro’s complaint described how he was blindfolded, tied and then attacked by several men led by Lee shortly after he arrived at Cornejo’s condominium unit.

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  1. Frank Del Carmen on

    They should create a law to expel this immigrants or naturalized Filipino citizens.Send them back to their countries after they served jail time.Confiscate their ill gotten wealth and use the money to help the poor kids that needs medical attention.Also chastised the politicians who are protecting this law breakers in exchange for money. We need to have more honest law enforcement officers,to improve peace and order and give recognitions to those who put their lives on the line. Frank Del Carmen Virginia Beach, Va