THE Mabalacat City police recently arrested a 72-year-old Australian national accused of allegedly molesting a 4-year-old girl in May 2021.
Geoffrey John Chapman, 72, of Barangay San Joaquin, Mabalacat City was arrested on Wednesday, October 14, 2021, at the Palace Hotel in Barangay Malabanias.
Lieutenant Colonel Soledad Elefanio, head of the Mabalacat City police, said Chapman was tagged as Top 7 Most Wanted Person in the city.
Chapman was nabbed through an arrest warrant dated September 22, 2021 and issued by Judge Katrina Nora S. Buan of the Family Court Branch 10 in Angeles City.
Chapman's case, rape by sexual assault under Criminal Case Number R-ANG-21-02692-CR, has a recommended bail of P200,000.
The Australian national was charged for allegedly raping his 4-year-old stepdaughter on May 31, 2021.
"The successful arrest of the accused who is included in our list as Top 7 Most Wanted Person of Mabalacat City is a result of the effort to place lawless elements behind the bars of justice, which are in line with the directive of our regional director, PBGen. Valeriano Deleon," Elefanio said.