Lawyer and broadcaster Atty. Juril Patiño was arrested on Monday at Arellano Boulevard, Corner General Maxilom Extension, Cebu City.
Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 20 issued a warrant of arrest against the suspect.
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) Atty. Donna Ver Inisan said that the suspect remained free since 2018 and he also used three different cars in order to hide.
Inisan also added that Patiño was supposed to submit a document through her wife at the Cebu City Hall of Justice yesterday.
The authorities found out that the suspect only stayed inside the vehicle.
A rape case was filed against Patiño for allegedly raping a 13-year-old teenager on July 13, 2017.
The lawyer-broadcaster already denied the allegation through his program in Brigada News FM Cebu.
However, the suspect said that he would not risk his career and reputation, noting he is confident that one day truth will prevail. / with reports from Bombo Radyo Cebu; edited by Bombo Sol Marquez.