This is horrific! I'm so sorry this has happened to you. He needs to be reported to the police. I know it's hard because it is a family member. Please don't hesitate to tell your family members and go to the police immediately.
It may not be as easy as that in the Philippines. I don't know. Other countries don't have the access to law enforcement like you & I or the benefit of the doubt. I pray she can find this however.
Yes, I had the same thought. Hopefully that's not the case. Additionally, I'm praying she will have support from her family.
I just looked this up:
"Article 336 of the Revised Penal Code states that Acts of Lasciviousness can be punished by imprisonment of 6 months up to 6 years. Correctional penalty such as this has a prescriptive period of 10 years, meaning the victim must file the case within 10 years since the act happened."
Additionally, "recent victims can also file a case under the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act. However, the prescriptive period is much shorter. Any legal action must be done within 3 years since the act was committed."
Here is an article urging women in the Philippines to report sexual harassment severe sexual misconduct. Blatant sexual abuse would obviously qualify.
Chapter Two -Revised Penal Code
Art. 335. When and how rape is committed. — Rape is committed by having carnal knowledge of a woman under any of the following circumstances:
1. By using force or intimidation;
2. When the woman is deprived of reason or otherwise unconscious; and
3. When the woman is under twelve years of age, even though neither of the circumstances mentioned in the two next preceding paragraphs shall be present.chanrobles virtual law library
Whenever the crime of rape is committed with the use of a deadly weapon or by two or more persons, the penalty shall be reclusion perpetua to death.chanrobles virtual law library
When by reason or on the occasion of the rape, the victim has become insane, the penalty shall be death.chanrobles virtual law library
When rape is attempted or frustrated and a homicide is committed by reason or on the occasion thereof, the penalty shall be likewise death.chanrobles virtual law library
When by reason or on the occasion of the rape, a homicide is committed, the penalty shall be death. (As amended by R.A. 2632, approved June 18, 1960, and R.A. 4111, approved June 20, 1964).
Art. 336. Acts of lasciviousness. — Any person who shall commit any act of lasciviousness upon other persons of either sex, under any of the circumstances mentioned in the preceding article, shall be punished by prision correccional.chanrobles virtual law library
I guess I meant more or less the culture itself. But we'll be praying for everything in this situation.
Jie Zel, I hope you know that it’s not your fault. You did not do anything wrong.
Dear Lord, Creator, Redeemer and Protector. We run to You now for justice, protection, wisdom, comfort and safety. You are My rock, My fortress and My deliverer, You protect me like a shield and keep me safe. You are also my comforter, the God of all comfort who comforts us in affliction so that we may in turn comfort others. I ask now that you would protect and comfort Jie-Zel.
Lord God, Jie-Zel may be in danger. I don't know the circumstance Lord, but You do. Please cover her with Your wings so that she will be safe. Your faithfulness will protect and defend her. Yahweh Sabaoth, You are our protector, our warrior who fights for us, it is You Lord who guards us with Your angels. I pray Lord that you would put your angels in charge of Jie-Zel and protect her wherever she goes. Please Lord, answer her as she calls to You. Lord God, I also pray for justice in this situation. Bring everything to the light and secure Jie-Zel's footing and foundation as she rests in You. Protect her from these horrible dangers. We ask Lord, that You would bring the legal authorities into the situation and justice would be served, and that the wicked would be punished. I also pray for the offenders salvation. Please make a way for him to hear the gospel, and prepare his heart to repent and believe. I pray that his testimony would also be a witness to Your Glory and great mercy, forgiveness and grace. I ask these things In Jesus Name. Amen.
I'm so sorry that you had to endure such torture. Not only did you have to go thru this, you still have to see this criminal everyday of your life. My prayers for strength are going up for you. I pray He give His ultimate protection & remove this man from your life as well.