Backpacker, 21, from Britain is raped ‘by taxi driver who dropped her off at her hotel and offered to walk her to her room’ in the Philippines
- The 21-year-old, from Torquay, Devon, was backpacking in Palawan, Philippines
- Police say taxi driver stopped outside her hotel at 4am and offered to walk her in
- But instead, he allegedly pinned the insurance sales worker down and raped her
- Alleged attacker, Parry Daquer Gaspe, was gripped by ‘lustful desire’, say police
A backpacker from Britain was raped by a taxi driver after he dropped her off at her hotel and offered to walk her to her room in the Philippines , police said today.
The 21-year-old, from Torquay, Devon, arrived on holiday in Palawan, southern Philippines, earlier this month and met up with several other traveller friends.
The three of them were returning from a night out in the early hours of Wednesday morning when the driver stopped outside the insurance sales agent’s hotel at 4am and offered to escort her in.
With the two others still sitting in the taxi – because they were staying at a different hostel and waiting for the driver to return – he then allegedly pinned the woman to the ground and raped her.
A backpacker from Britain was allegedly raped by a taxi driver during a dream trip to the Philippines. Police have arrested Parry Daquer Gaspe (pictured, left) over the attack
The driver stopped outside the insurance sales agent’s hotel at 4am and offered to walk her to her room, police say. This is the spot where officers say the alleged attack happened
The alleged attacker, named as Parry Daquer Gaspe, 39, was gripped by a ‘lustful desire’, police said.
He continued the assault as the woman screamed ‘No! Please Stop!’, according to a police report.
Officers received the crime report at 7am and arrested the taxi driver on suspicion of rape at 9am.
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He was taken to the station and was pictured sitting at a table while the woman, accompanied by her friend and a female police officer, identified as being the man she claims raped her.
Gaspe has now been remanded in custody over the incident outside the Elternative Hostel in the El Nido region of the popular tourist island.
The alleged victim, who police said holds an Irish passport but lives in England, has now left the area and continued her journey.
The alleged attacker, named as Parry Daquer Gaspe (pictured), 39, was gripped by a ‘lustful desire’, police said
A spokesman said today that she would not need to return for future hearings. They added: ‘There is sufficient evidence to convict the suspect through inquest proceedings.’
A police report on the incident described how the taxi driver was gripped by a ‘lustful desire’ as he walked the girl back to her room.
It stated that the ‘victim and her friends were riding in a tricycle driven by the suspect’ bound for a hotel but that on reaching a petrol station, the woman asked the suspect to stop so she could get off.
He then ‘offered the victim to accompany her towards the hostel, while her friends were left in the said vehicle considering that they are accommodated in a separate hotel.
‘Thereafter, while at the alley approaching the hostel, the suspect took advantage of the victim and sexually abused the latter.
‘The victim resisted and uttered “No! Please Stop!” but the suspect instead continued his lustful desire.
‘The suspect fled after the incident. At about 8.15am of same date the personnel of El Nido MPS led by PO3 Alfonso A Kahal verified the incident to further identify the suspect.
‘At about 9am of same date, the said PNCO returned together with one Parry Daquer Gaspe, which was positively identified and pointed by the victim to be the perpetrator.
‘PO1 Michael Tim J Kutat, immediately arrested the suspect and informed him of his Constitutional rights. The suspect is now under the custody of El Nido MPS for Inquest Proceedings.
‘A case for Violation of RA 8353 against the suspect is being prepared for subsequent referral to the Provincial Prosecution Office of Palawan.’
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