WA man accused of raping woman from Philippines



PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — A Brinnon man has been charged with raping a 22-year-old woman he lured from the Philippines with the promise of marriage.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/q9saiw ) 48-year-old Patrick John McAllister was released on $100,000 bond after his Aug. 5 arrest. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Friday on 41 counts of rape and sexual assault. McAllister’s lawyer, Lance Hester, says he will plead not guilty.

Investigators say McAllister was introduced to the woman by a relative, visited her in 2008 and later told her he wanted to marry. She arrived in March 2010 and was brought to McAllister’s home. She said she was raped and assaulted for more than a month until she escaped.

The investigation took more than a year because of language difficulties.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com