An itinerant toy seller accused a Manila Police District officer recently of raping her in one of the MPD’s offices.
After a bounty was placed on his head for the rape, Police Officer 3 Antonio Bautista Jr negotiated a surrender.
Claiming he was set up, Bautista said his supposed victim is actually a prostitute. ‘Itinerant toy seller ‘ is apparently the new euphemism for whore.
His proof? His alleged victim had a condom in her bag. Condoms, as we all know, are latex sheaths that are designed to protect against sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and being forced to have sex against your will.
[Bautista’s lawyer] Serrano said a condom inside a womanâ€™s bag â€œis incredible.â€
â€œThis is too small for the act to be committed. Â We cannot surmise as to that unless we can prove it. But for a woman to be carrying condom in her bag, what can you conclude?â€ she asked.
â€œWhatâ€™s the kind of person who would carry a condom in her bag and married as such and at wee hours of the morning?,” his other lawyer asks.
Bautista’s legal team is still preparing his defense, but by all indications, that will pretty much be a reenactment of the courtroom scene from Ipaglaban Mo.
The defense will probably have our itinerant toy seller recount each gritty detail at the rape, and then badger her into admitting that she enjoyed it.