Man accused of raping teen in bus stop

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Guam – A teen speaks out against her attacker, alleging she was raped. And now, three months after the rape was reported to police, the man accused is now behind bars.

The alleged rape occurred in February, inside a bus stop. According to court documents, Franklin Taitague, Jr. grabbed the teenage girl by her arm as she was walking home, pulling her into a nearby bus stop.

While trying to fight off her attacker, she was allegedly raped for thirty minutes before escaping.

The complaint states that the victim knew her attacker and that after the incident Taitague “directed her to return to him several times, only stopping after she said she would tell others what he had done.”

Taitague was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and third degree criminal sexual conduct.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.