A Spanish court has heard how a young British tourist was allegedly gang-raped by three men after being spiked on a family holiday.
The victim told the court in Alicante that she had left a bar to smoke on October 1, 2016, and was snatched by three men who took her to a field and raped her.
The court heard how the victim last recalled stepping outside before ‘waking up face down in the backseat of a car’ with her ‘clothes unbuttoned and feeling pain in her legs and sexual organs’.
Local media reported the victim saw ‘three or four men’ in the car with her – one of whom reportedly apologised to her after she left the car.
She returned by taxi to her hotel, where she called the police with her mother and filed a complaint to police.
Local media reported the accused are three men, a Spaniard and ‘two North Africans’ who have pleaded innocent.
One of the defendants claimed the act was consensual, and another admitted his DNA had ben found on her clothing after he ‘pulled her out of the car while she was very drunk’.
If convicted, the men could face 12 years in prison for sexual assault and the alleged robbery of a watch and ring the victim was wearing.
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