Kenneth Dong acquitted of rape

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Booking photo of Kenneth Dong (PhilStar file)

MANILA, Philippines — Dong Yi Shen, alias Kenneth Dong, the businessman whose name was linked to the smuggling of P6.4 billion of crystal meth, or “shabu,” into the country has been acquitted of rape charges by the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court.

Dong was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation on August 15 after attending a Senate probe into the shabu shipment, which had slipped through Customs and was seized in two warehouses in Valenzuela City on May 26.

The NBI said Dong was accused of raping an “intoxicated” businesswoman April last year.

But Dong’s lawyer John Ungab said the complainant had fild an affidavit of desistance.

Dong, sad the lawyer, was released from the Parañaque City Jail on Monday, two days after Judge Aida Estrella Macapagal of RTC Branch 195 dismissed the case.

The businessman, along with some former officials of the Bureau of Customs, is facing drug raps before the Department of Justice.