2012-10-27 12:59:13 - New Zealand national held on child rape charges n Southern Philippine island of Mindanao
October 27, 2012
By Malu Cadelina Manar
Kidapawan - David William Wakefield, a 51 year old convicted child abuser from New Zealand's South Island port of Timaru, has been arrested and held on charges relating to the abuse of girls aged 12 and 13 years old.
Police and social welfare staff here arrested in Davao City on Thursday a 50-year old national from New Zealand accused of molesting two teenage girls who are residents of this city [Kidapawan].
Supt. Renante Cabico, chief of the Kidapawan City PNP, identified the suspect as David William Wakefield, 50, vice-manager of South African MECS Labor Hiring Company based in Mozambique in Southern Africa.
Wakefield was accused of molesting two teenage girls, aged 12 and 13, on Monday,
reports said. Cabico said they used the girls as guides in locating the suspect in a hotel somewhere in Davao City. The local PNP, led by the Women and Children’s Protection Desk, had also coordinated with the Davao City PNP when they arrested the foreigner.
The suspect, according to Cabico, was about to check out from his hotel for his travel back to South Africa when they raided the place. The victims told police that two ladies identified only in their aliases as Sarah and Aiza who recruited them from the city’s public market brought them to Davao City on Monday.
The girls were promised an amount of P1,500 each, according to them. But when they arrived at the hotel and introduced them to the foreigner they were told to undress and take a bath. Of the two girls from Kidapawan City, only the 14-year old victim was told to stay but both of them were raped, they said.