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Five Policemen Charged With Kidnapping and Murdering Girls

June 26, 1992

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ Five policemen were charged with kidnapping and murder after allegedly torturing and killing three teen-age girls they arrested for shoplifting, police said Friday.

The five officers were identified by Myrna Diones, the only survivor among four teen-agers arrested on June 18 in a public market in San Fernando, 167 miles north of Manila.

Miss Diones, who was stabbed five times, said the policemen drove the girls to a deserted area where they were beaten, stabbed and dumped into a ravine.

Police said one of the girls was raped. Passers-by found Miss Diones unconscious in the ravine.

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