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Massage attendant arrested on rape complaint filed by Japanese tourist

/ 02:06 AM April 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—A male massage attendant was jailed for allegedly sexually assaulting his client, a Japanese woman, inside a spa on Monday night in Quezon City.

Bonifacio Pata, 26, eventually turned himself in to police authorities after the 22-year-old tourist complained of his advances.

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Insp. Edith Castro, head of the Quezon City Police District’s women and children protection desk, said the alleged rape happened at the Ngiyan Spa on Maginhawa Street.

A rape complaint is being readied against Pata, a resident of Veterans Village, Barangay Pasong Tamo.

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The victim, who was temporarily staying in the neighborhood, went to the spa for an oil massage at around 9:30 pm.

However, there was no female masseuse available at the time, so the victim had to make do with a dry massage from Pata, a masseur working at the spa.

Castro said the suspect first gave the client a proper massage but suddenly fondled the victim’s breasts with his hands and tongue.

The massage therapist also allegedly inserted his finger into the woman’s vagina and even tried to put his penis in, but the woman fought back.

“The complainant asked him to stop doing it, after which the suspect went out of the spa,” Castro said.

The woman then reported the abuse to police authorities while Pata turned himself later that night.

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