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Celebrity doctor Joel Mendez arrested for rape, attempted rape charges

July 13, 2018 7:53 AM
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Celebrity doctor Joel Mendez arrested for rape, attempted rape charges

MANILA - Cosmetic surgeon Joel Mendez was arrested for rape and attempted rape, police said Friday.

Mendez, who owns a string of beauty clinics, was arrested on Thursday night and is detained at the Mandaluyong Police Station, Sr. Supt. Moises Villaceran, chief of the city police, confirmed to ABS-CBN News.

The celebrity doctor has a warrant of arrest on a count of attempted rape and 2 counts of rape, said Villaceran.

A relative of the alleged victim said the warrant was issued 2 years ago.

She said her niece was "violated" by Mendez when she was 17, Astrid told ABS-CBN News.

Mendez also has a standing arrest warrant for his alleged failure to remit his employees' Social Security Services contributions.

Source: news.abs-cbn.com

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