By Liezle Basa-Inigo
A 29-year old farmer in Isabela province was arrested Wednesday afternoon for the crime of 16 counts of rape.
Isabela Provincial Police Office Spokesperson Capt. France Littaua said James Natividad, a resident of Barangay Masipi East, Cabagan, Isabel, was arrested at around 4 p.m. at Centro, Cabagan, Isabel.
The accused was arrested by elements of the Tumauini Police on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Felipe Torio II. No bail was recommended for his temporary release.
He was accused of 16 counts of rape.
Littaua said the accused was brought to the Tumauini Police for documentation before he is to be turned over to the court of origin.