Published: Monday 17 July, 2017

Noven Belleza Arrested for Rape in Cebu: Tawag ng Tanghalan Denies it

Tawag ng Tanghalan winner Noven Belleza arrested Cebu for rape allegations. A woman accused Noven of raping her at his condo and police arrested the singer after a performance past midnight of Saturday. Noven had just performed at the concert of Vice Ganda in Cebu.

Noven Belleza arrested

Report: Noven Belleza arrested for rape in Cebu after performing at Vice Ganda concert. (ABS CBN/YouTube screen grab)

The report comes the Philippine Star and Freeman, which said Noven did not resist his arrest but maintained his innocence. There has been no official statement from the Tawag ng Tanghan singer at this time. Meanwhile, the family of the alleged victim said they will not settle the case.

(Although the report did not directly identify Noven Belleza, it said that the singer is the first ever winner of a singing contest of a noon time show who was a guest of one of the show’s hosts at a concert in Cebu. All clues point to Noven.)

According to the report, Noven Belleza arrested for rape past midnight of Saturday after the concert of Vice Ganda at the IEC Pavilion in Barangay Mabolo. The police were acting on the complaint of a victim whose identity has been withheld.

According the the Women and Children’s Protection Desk in Mabolo, the victim said she was allegedly raped by Noven Belleza at a condo unit around 2AM of Saturday. The victim also accused Noven of physically hurting her when she tried to resist. Further, according to the alleged victim, she could not believe Belleza would rape her as they are friends.

A medical examination will confirm that the victim was raped, said her family.

Meanwhile, Noven Belleza was detained at the Mabolo Police station after his arrest but was brought the the hospital after complaining of chest pains. He remains hospitalized at this time, according tot he Philstar report. But once docyors give the go signal, Noven will be released and transferred to the detention facility.

Noven Belleza will be jailed if the court finds probable cause to charge him of rape.

Noven Bellza arrested rape