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Alleged ‘serial rapist’ who preys on massage therapists nabbed in Pasay City

Coconuts Manila
·2-min read

A man who had allegedly raped and robbed seven massage therapists was arrested yesterday by Pasay City authorities.

Suspect Marianito Santa Maria, 27, sought his victims by booking their services online, Major Jowilouie Bilaro, the commander of Quezon City Police District Station 7, said.

Bilaro said that Santa Maria, who uses the aliases Robertson Bautista and Jayson Mallari, is a drug user and robs his victims to support his addiction.

“On Dec. 1, early morning, one of the victims, who is a woman, went to our office to report a robbery and rape incident…We had an in-depth investigation of the incident, and we transacted with the suspect [so we could meet and arrest him],” Bilaro told the news program QRT.

The police then set up an entrapment operation to arrest the suspect, and he was caught after the police chased him from SM North EDSA in Quezon City to Pasay City.

According to the police, Santa Maria hired the complainant for a ventosa massage session. The two both agreed to meet on Nov. 30 inside an apartment on Yakal Street in Quezon City. When the masseuse asked for payment, Santa Maria turned her down, saying that he left his money inside his car that was borrowed by a cousin.

After the massage session, the victim demanded payment again, but instead, Santa Maria allegedly took out a knife and threatened to harm her. Santa Maria then stole the masseuse’s cash and cellphone, forced her to undress, and raped her.

Six other massage therapists have come forward and said that the suspect also victimized them. He will be charged with robbery and rape.

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