AUTHORITIES detained an Australian on Tuesday who stabbed and tried to rape his neighbor in Batangas City, police reports said on Wednesday.
Australian Paul Javens Harison, 56, of Sydney, residing at Perlas Compound in Barangay Kumintang Ilaya, Batangas City was arrested by police operatives after his female neighbor lodged a complaint against him.
The neighbor told police that Harison entered her house while she was sleeping early dawn Tuesday and once inside mashed her private parts waking her up, the reports said.
Reports said that the female resisted which prompted the Australian to stab her neck and punched her. The female managed to kick Harison who ran outside and fled with the weapon used.
The female sought the assistance of her neighbors in reporting the incident to the police that immediately arrested the Australian, the reports said.
Harison is now detained at the Batangas City police while appropriate charges are being readied against him.