Man turns sexual fantasy into reality, tries to rape neighbor

April 05, 2020

A 32-YEAR-OLD man who had long been sexually fantasizing his neighbor was arrested by police after he allegedly tried to rape the victim shortly after midnight Friday in Valenzuela City.

Gary “Manoy” Gape of Bgy. Maysan was collared by elements of Maysan Police Assistance Center (PAC) during a brief chase after the 23-year-old victim managed to escape and seek the help of her neighbors.

​In his report to Valenzuela police chief P/Col. Ferdinand Reyes Ortega, PAC commander P/EMSgt. Jaime Abarrientos said the victim, an employee of a private company, was already resting inside her room at around 12:30 a.m. when the suspect managed to sneak inside by entering through an open window.

Gape, who was allegedly drunk, tried to sexually assault the victim who managed to fight back while shouting for help.

​Neighbors of the victim who heard her screaming for help sought the assistance of policemen which prompted the suspect to escape.

​A pursuit operation was immediately conducted until the suspect was collared by MSgt. Dionisio Garcia Jr, Cpl Kolleen Prino, and PSSgt Samson Mansibang Jr. of Maysan PAC.

​Col. Ortega said investigators of Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) presented the suspect for inquest proceedings for attempted rape before the Valenzuela City Prosecutor’s Office.