Friday, December 02, 2011

People vs. Rustico Bartolin, G.R. No. 179498, August 3, 2010.

Qualifying rape; damage awards. Where the special qualifying circumstances of age and relationship, although not alleged in the information, are nonetheless established during the trial, the award of civil indemnity and moral damages in conviction for simple rape should equal the award of civil indemnity and moral damages in conviction for qualified rape. Truly, BBB’s moral suffering is just as great when her father who raped her is convicted for qualified rape as when he is convicted only for simple rape due to a technicality. Thus, the Court modified the award of civil indemnity and moral damages from P50,000.00 to P75,000.00 for each count of rape. People vs. Rustico Bartolin, G.R. No. 179498, August 3, 2010.


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