Brit gang-raped after her drink was spiked in Benidorm, court docket hears

  • Victim says she remembers leaving a bar to smoke and wakened in a automobile in a discipline
  • The defendants preserve their innocence, one saying they’d consensual intercourse 

A British vacationer was gang-raped by three males after her drink was spiked throughout a household night time out in Benidorm, a Spanish court docket has heard as a long-awaited trial will get underway.

The alleged sufferer informed the Provincial Court of Alicante through videolink from the UK that she left a bar to smoke on October 1, 2016 and was snatched by three males who took her to a discipline and gang-raped her. 

She says the very last thing she remembers is stepping exterior earlier than she wakened face-down within the backseat of a automobile together with her garments unbuttoned, feeling ache in her legs and sexual organs.

The Prosecutor’s Office is now asking for 12 years and three months in jail for the three alleged perpetrators, accused of sexual assault and theft. The accused have pleaded harmless, claiming the act was consensual, in keeping with native media

File image of an officer of the Policia Nacional in Sevilla last year. A woman alleges she was attacked by three men while out with family in Benidorm in 2016

File picture of an officer of the Policia Nacional in Sevilla final 12 months. A lady alleges she was attacked by three males whereas out with household in Benidorm in 2016

The Alicante Provincial Court in Spain, where three men maintained their innocence

The Alicante Provincial Court in Spain, the place three males maintained their innocence

The alleged sufferer believes the lads slipped one thing in her drink earlier than sweeping her off the road to assault her.

She says whereas her reminiscence is cloudy, she remembers leaving a household occasion to smoke and waking up in a automobile together with her legs exterior of the car.

She noticed ‘three or 4 males’ standing exterior the automobile, she mentioned. 

When she obtained out, one in every of them mentioned he was ‘sorry’, in keeping with the alleged sufferer.

The lady fled and returned to her resort, the place she and her mom known as the police.

As the lads pleaded their innocence, the alleged sufferer mentioned she had taken three or 4 drinks earlier than waking up within the automobile in ache.

One defendant admitted having had sexual relations with the alleged sufferer in the course of the listening to, however mentioned it was consensual. 

He mentioned the encounter led from ‘her initiative’ when the opposite two defendants have been elsewhere shopping for cocaine.

Another acknowledged the invention of his DNA on the sufferer’s clothes, sustaining that he pulled her out of the automobile as a result of she was ‘very drunk’.

He mentioned he had solely taken the opposite two to the automobile, realizing them from dwelling in the identical neighbourhood. 

The third alleged attacker selected to not give a press release. 

The group can be accused of the theft of a watch and a hoop that the sufferer was carrying, valued at 497 euros (£443.40).