Alleged: teenage girl kidnapped, raped by couple she knew


Guam – Many parents teach their children not to accept a ride from a stranger, but in this case a young girl knew the couple who allegedly kidnapped and then raped her.

Here’s how the story unfolds, according to court documents.

The 16-year-old girl was walking home along a Dededo street at four in the morning when Markus Roby and his girlfriend Trisia Iro pulled up alongside her and asked if she needed a ride home. The minor, who told police later that she knew the couple, took them up on their offer. However, instead of taking the young girl home, they drove to their own residence. Roby told the girl that he would drop her home when the sun came up.

Court documents state that the minor fell asleep and did not wake up until three in the afternoon. When she awoke, all her clothes were removed, and Roby was naked on top of her. While the girl begged him to stop, Roby allegedly covered her mouth and raped her. According to court documents, the teenage girl tried to fight off her attacker and then called the police — thankfully, right before Iro allegedly took the girl’s cellphone and broke it.

GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao states that the victim was able to provide police with enough information regarding her possible whereabouts. As police canvassed the Dededo area, they saw a man standing outside a home and a car that matched the description provided by the girl. They then heard screams for help coming from inside the residence.

While Roby and Iro were both arrested for offenses related to felonious restraint among other charges, only Roby was charged in court today. He was charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct and criminal mischief. He was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.