Janitor dupes, rapes teen casino dealer applicant

A JANITOR was arrested for raping a 19-year-old cashier applying for casino dealer, whom he allegedly duped into believing that he is close to a manager at the City of Dreams (COD) and could help her.

The Manila Police District-Police Station 5 identified the suspect as   Eric Candaza alias Dante Villanueva, 34,  of 1278 Mataas Na Lupa St., Paco, Manila.  He was nabbed around 7 p.m. in an entrapment operation.

It was learned that the victim and the suspect met at the Maples Apartelle on Apacible Street in Ermita last March 11, 2020 after the suspect told the victim they would meet the manager of COD there.

While there, the suspect began raping the victim and threatened to kill her and her family if she resists. Once the rape was over, the suspect took the victim’s cellphone and left.

The victim sought help from her employer who accompanied her to the police.

After a week, the victim managed to make the suspect meet  with her to return her cellphone in exchange for P1,000.  This was when the suspect was nabbed.

He had been charged with robbery extortion, theft and rape before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office.