Actor Patrick dela Rosa jailed for alleged rape
MANILA, Philippines - Actor Patrick dela Rosa was arrested early Friday for allegedly raping a 20-year-old student in a condominium unit in Cubao, Quezon City.
Police Officer 1 Maricel Dehada of the Cubao police station's women and children's desk said the alleged rape happened inside Unit 2206 of the Regalia Tower along P. Tuazon Street in Cubao.
Dehada said that according to the complainant, who is a resident of Cainta town in Rizal province, she was having a drinking session with her 2 female and 6 male friends when Dela Rosa and his friend arrived at the condominium unit around 1 a.m.
The complainant claimed that she went to the bedroom ahead of the group after feeling woozy because of the drinks she had already consumed.
Dehada said that according to the complainant, she immediately fell asleep. She woke up between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. and saw the actor raping her.
The complainant claimed that she noticed she was already naked, as was the actor. She said she was rescued by her friends after she cried for help.
Police said that the security guard of the condominium building reported the incident to the police.
They said that they caught up with Dela Rosa when he was on his way to escape on board a Toyota Fortuner with his brother, Atty. Jess Hermogenes dela Rosa.
Police said a complaint of rape has been filed against Dela Rosa before the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office.
The actor has been detained at the Cubao police station. -- Report from Dennis Datu, radio dzMM