Authorities detained on Tuesday an Australian for reportedly stabbing and trying to “sexually molest” his neighbor in Batangas City, police reports said on Wednesday.
The reports said Paul Javens Harison, 56, of Sydney, and residing at Perlas Compound in Barangay Kumintang Ilaya, Batangas City, was arrested by police after his neighbor filed a complaint against him on Tuesday.
The victim told police Harison entered her house while she was sleeping early dawn Tuesday. The Australian groped her, waking her up, the reports said.
The reports said that the woman tried to fight off Harison, who then stabbed her in the neck and punched her.
The woman kicked the Australian who fled with his weapon.
The woman asked her neighbors to help report the incident to the police.
The reports said that Harison is detained at the Batangas City police jail.