MANILA, Philippines – Husbands, beware. Marriage is not a license to forcibly rape your wife, so says the Supreme Court as it upholds the conviction of a man accused of raping his wife twice more than 15 years ago.
The high court upheld a July 9, 2008 Court of Appeals (CA) ruling to affirm an earlier lower court decision in April 1, 2002 that found a husband guilty of two counts of rape and was sentenced reclusion perpetua for each count. He is also not eligible for parole.
“Evidence of overwhelming force and intimidation to consummate rape is extant from the wife’s narration as believably corroborated by the testimonies of their two children and the physical evidence of wife’s torn panties and short pants,” said the SC decision. (Click here to read more)