Australian nabbed for 'rape' of 3 more girls, says Pampanga mayor

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MABALACAT CITY— Three more girls have been allegedly sexually abused by an Australian who was arrested on Wednesday (Oct. 1) for a case of alleged rape and assault of another girl last May, Mayor Crisostomo Garbo said on Friday.

Geoffrey John Chapman reportedly raped girls ages 7, 9 and 14, Garbo said at a media forum held online and in-person.

The police listed Chapman, 72, as this city’s 7th most wanted person.

The six-month manhunt for him ended at a hotel in Barangay Malabanias in Angeles City.

According to the police, Chapman was arrested based on a warrant issued by Judge Katrina Nora Buan of Family Court Branch 10 in Angeles City.

It was not known if the three girls filed cases against Chapman. Garbo said the city government has given legal aid to the youngest victim and is ready to help the three other victims.

The Australian, who is reportedly jobless, is held at the city jail.

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