Rapist-killer of Viva Hot Babes member falls

Scarlet Garcia Photo Credit: Screengrab from ABS-CBN video

A man tagged in the r**e-slay of FHM Philippines magazine model and Viva Hot Babes member was a******d in Mandaluyong City yesterday.

Jay-R Mojica, who uses John Robert and Ariel Santos as aliases, was a******d by the anti-vice unit of the Mandaluyong City police while he was buying cigarettes at a store in Barangay Barangka Ibaba.

Suspect Jay-R Mojica Photo Credit: Screengrab from ABS-CBN video
Suspect Jay-R Mojica
Photo Credit: Screengrab from ABS-CBN video

Senior Superintendent Tyrone Masigon, chief of the city’s police force, said Mojica is one of Philippine National Police’s most wanted criminals. He is the subject of warrants of arrest for theft, five counts of r**e and two counts of robbery with intimidation and violence.

Mojica was identified as one of the five men who raped and k****d Viva Hot Babe Scarlet Garcia (also known as Scarlet Bouffard) in Olongapo City in 2008.

The late Viva Hot Babe Scarlet Garcia Photo Credit: Pinoy Spy
The late Viva Hot Babe Scarlet Garcia
Photo Credit: Pinoy Spy

On March 13, 2008, Scarlet Garcia was found d**d along with three others in a three-story rented apartment by Olongapo firemen who responded to a fire report by a concerned citizen. They all bore a bullet wound on their head.

The assailants tried to hide their crime by setting fire to Garcia’s apartment after they m******d the victims.

Garcia and her cousin Rachelle Estacio were found inside the bathroom on the third floor of the apartment without underwear while George Castro, Jr., Garcia’s live-in partner and Van Mark Bandejas, Estacio’s boyfriend, whose bodies were partly burned, were found on the ground floor.

Mojica was also charged for robbing a lawyer in Pampanga.

The Mandaluyong City police’s anti-vice unit took six months of surveillance to confirm Mojica’s real identity, said its head Chief Inspector Dominador Ignacio.

According to Ignacio, the modus operandi of Mojica’s group is to forcibly enter their target victim’s house, r**e the female occupants and hogtie them before leaving with the loot.

Mojica is now temporarily detained in Mandaluyong City Jail. His custody will be turned over to the Olongapo judge handling his case.

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