Rape suspect has criminal past

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Guam – Being accused in the rape and robbery of a woman in Ipan Talofofo appears not to be the only offense Benjamin Pablo faces. In fact, probation revealed that he was previously on parole.

In 2008 Benjamin Pablo was arrested in connection with a burglary. Two years later he was tagged in two more cases related to burglary and robbery. According to probation, the 2010 allegations were made following Pablo’s parole discharge.

Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola pointed out that these cases are all active and pending before her courtroom.

According to accusations, Pablo’s M-O has been burglary and theft. But it appears with the new case against him, he’s allegedly branched out to rape, as he is accused of forcing two women to lie face down in the sand while raping one of them before taking off in the victim’s car and leading authorities on a car chase through Talafofo.

Court documents state that Pablo has denied the allegations of rape but did admit to being in the area at the time of the crime.

He also claimed that he received the victim’s stolen vehicle from an acquaintance in exchange for drugs.

For this latest case, he faces 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, 2nd degree robbery, and theft by receiving charges.

If convicted, he could spend 15 years to life behind bars.

A continued Criminal trial setting hearing is scheduled for August 1st.

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.