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The Quezon City cop who allegedly attempted to extort money from the son of a police official - framing the young man for supposedly engaging in 'phone sex' while inside a parked car - has gone missing.
The house of SPO1 Jose dela Peña, who was reported to have asked for money from a son of Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, was already locked, Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt. Mario Dela Vega said on Friday.
A team went to Dela Peña’s house in Quezon City on Thursday, Dela Vega said.
"Dela Peña and his family were no longer at their house," he added.
The QCPD paid a visit to Dela Peña’s residence to serve official notice that asked him to explain why he was absent without official leave and to air his side regarding the allegations.
The QCPD has also formed a tracker team to go after the missing policeman.
Dela Peña allegedly tried to extort P10,000 from Espina’s 22-year-old son on trumped up violations of phone sex on Tuesday along Hemady St.
The policeman reportedly boarded the young man's car and brought him to two ATM terminals until they reached Santolan Road, while his partner PI2 Resty del Rosario trailed them in a patrol car.
Both policemen have been assigned to the Mobile Patrol Unit and have been relieved since Wednesday. Only del Rosario has surfaced so far to claim that it was only dela Peña who dealt with the younger Espina.