Actor-turned-politician Patrick Dela Rosa arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old college student
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Patrick Dela Rosa, former commercial model, "bold" star and now member of the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Board was arrested on October 8 for supposedly raping a 20-year-old college student, reports Inquirer.net. Police told Inquirer.net that the supposed victim said Dela Rosa, 45, took advantage of her at around 4 a.m. that day, after she had been drinking with him and five other people. He allegedly raped the student after she drank herself to sleep in a condo unit at Regalia Tower in Cubao, Quezon City, according to TV Patrol World.
TV Patrol World aired a CCTV footage supposedly showing the student and another woman confronting Dela Rosa in the driveway of the condominium after the alleged rape took place. Dela Rosa has spent the weekend detained at the Cubao Police Station. TV Patrol World reported that the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office will decide today, October 10, whether to sustain or dismiss the charges filed against Dela Rosa. For his part, the former actor is preparing a countercharge against the college student who got him arrested.
According to Inquirer.net, Dela Rosa was a "bold" actor in the ’80s. In May, he finished first in the Oriental Mindoro elections as a board member of the provincial government. Before that, he served as a council member of the province’s city, Calapan.