THE second conviction of a marital rape case has been recorded in Davao City after a man was meted with life imprisonment for raping his wife.
In an order penned on July 15, Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 12 Judge Pelagio Paguican sentenced Jose (real name withheld) to life imprisonment for raping his wife in 2004.
The court ordered the convict to pay his wife the sum of P75,000 as civil indemnity and P50,000 as moral damages.
Aside from the rape charge, Jose was also found guilty of two counts of violation of sections 5 (i) and 5 (a) of the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004. The court ordered Jose to pay the complainant the amount of P20,000 as moral damages.