It’s confirmed! Jeanelyn Villavende, the Filipina domestic helper in Kuwait who was allegedly killed by her own employer didn’t just suffer physical abuse but sexual abuse too.
According to the autopsy which was conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation on the remains of Villavende, the Filipina allegedly suffered for weeks, sexually abused before she died. The autopsy was conducted last January 10, just after she arrived in the Philippines.
This added information was not mentioned when the body of Villavende was first autopsied in Kuwait.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said that the remains of Villavende had “clear indications of sexual abuse.” It is also confirmed that Villavende suffered from old wounds that healed over time.
“There were also old healed wounds indicating that Villavende had been battered weeks prior to the fateful incident,” says Guevarra who will receive the formal report by Monday.
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In the initial autopsy conducted in Kuwait, it is said that the Filipina’s heart and lungs failed because of “shock and multiple injuries vascular nervous system [sic].”Villavende was slain just five months after leaving the Philippines to work as a domestic helper in Kuwait.
As a clear violation of the memorandum of understanding previously signed by both Kuwait and Philippines, the latter implemented a partial deployment ban to domestic helpers who are newly-hired.
“The situation is quite different. We do not see apathy there. And the police authorities there in Kuwait acted swiftly, and they have arrested the spouses,” says President Duterte in an interview