QUEZON -- A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly attempting to rape an 85-year-old female neighbor in Barangay Buenavista West in Candelaria, Quezon, police said Sunday.
According to the victim, Vicenta Laqui, she was just about to sleep in her room last Thursday when she felt a man lying on top of her.
She added that the suspect, Ariel de Alday, also covered her face before trying to remove her clothes.
Alday escaped through the window after Laqui started to shout for help.
She added that her son saw the incident.
The suspect, however, denied the incident, adding that he was sleeping in his house and was with another woman.
Alday, who is currently detained in Candelaria Police Station, will be charged with attempted rape. -- report from Cesca Joves, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog