A 54-year old British was arrested in a manhunt operation launched by operatives of CIDG Cavite PFU on June 3, 2022 at about 11:20 AM at the Parañaque City Hall, Parañaque City.
The suspect, identified as WAYNE MARTIN HANCOCK GALE was arrested by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest for four (4) counts of violation of Sec 5 of RA 7610 (Anti- Child Abuse Act of 1991) issued by Hon. Raquel Ventura Aspiras-Sanchez, the Presiding Judge of Family Court, Branch 3, Tagaytay City, Cavite. Gale is also listed as Cavite’s No. 1 Most Wanted Person.
According to the statement of the victim’s mother, her then 16 years old daughter was living with Gale together with the accused's live-in partner when the carnal incident happened wherein the said suspect enticed the victim through sweet talks of marrying and bringing her to England.
Their relationship went on beyond the knowledge of suspect's partner, until September 20, 2021 when he (Gale) convinced the victim to go on a joyride, at around 7:00 AM, suspect parked his car on an isolated place of their subdivision and persuaded the minor victim to have an intercourse with him. The carnal act was repeated five (5) more times inside the suspect’s car.
Based on the psychiatric evaluation made by the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Child Protection Unit, the victim had a suicidal ideation caused by the psychological trauma she had suffered from the incident.
The CIDG assures that through its intensified anti-criminality campaigns, all victims of this lascivious act will receive justice and the long arm of the law will reach offenders wherever they may be, and whatever their status or race.