CAMP Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – A female kidnap suspect who took away a two-day old baby boy from his real mother was arrested by Central Luzon cops in Angeles City on Sunday.
Report submitted to Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3), elements of Angeles City Police Office responded from a report of a concerned citizen regarding an alleged kidnapping of a newborn child that resulted in the arrest of the suspect.
Police identified the suspect as Vanessa Paras, 22, call center agent and resident of #380 Apt. A. Volga St., Brgy. Anunas, Angeles City.
Investigation showed that the child’s mother identified as a vertain “Rona”, 29, single, massage therapist and a native of Brgy. Macarascas, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, was deceived by the suspect leading to the kidnapping of her new born baby boy where she recently gave birth at Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center, Angeles City.
The mother disclosed to the authorities that she knew the suspect through a social media platform when she was looking for a job to sustain her medical and financial needs during her eight months of pregnancy.
The suspect then provided everything for the mother’s needs including travel expenses from Palawan to Angeles City where she gave birth and further promised the mother of a stable job.
After giving birth, Paras tricked the mother again into falsifying pertinent documents of the child and took the baby while she was recovering from giving birth.
The suspect became totally unreachable afterwards police said.
Through an in-depth follow up investigation, the police were able to locate and arrest the suspect.
Charges for violation of Art 270 of Revised Penal Code (Kidnapping and failure to return a minor) and violation of R.A. 9208 (Anti-Trafficking in Person) are now being readied against the suspect while the custody of the newborn child was turned-over to Angeles City Social Welfare and Development Office for proper disposition.
PRO3 regional director BGen Jose Hidalgo Jr. assured the public that they will never allow criminals to succeed with their unlawful activities.
He also continue appealing to the public to help the police to curb all forms of criminality and catch lawless individuals.