The Altea Civil Guard has arrested five men, aged between 18 and 19 , for being the alleged perpetrators of a crime of sexual assault and another of sexual abuse , committed on two women, of Norwegian nationality, both of 20 years . The detainees, who were on vacation in Benidorm , returned to their country of origin the next day.
As reported by the Armed Institute, the Altea Barracks received a call at 00:55 a.m. on Wednesday from the Alfaz del Pí Health Center, in which they reported serving two women for an alleged sexual assault to one of them . The agents immediately moved to the medical center, to meet the victim.
She explained that they had met several young French people who were on vacation in Spain through a social network. They stayed with them in Benidorm and they all left together to their holiday home . According to his testimony, at one point in the night, one of the women left the house, leaving the other woman alone with the five men . It was at that time when the sexual assault took place, according to the same sources.
The two women provided the agents with the data and photographs of the profiles of the social networks of the five alleged authors, informing them that they had been told that they would leave for their country of origin the next day . As a result of this latest information, the investigation was initiated urgently, they point out from the Civil Guard.
The agents established a device in Benidorm to proceed with the location and detention of the alleged aggressors, with the aim of preventing their departure from the country and ensuring their availability to the Judicial Authority .
Also participating in the device were agents of the Judicial Police Team of the Civil Guard of Altea and a First Sergeant of the French Gendarmerie , commissioned precisely in said population due to police exchange programs in summer, support that was "fundamental" in the investigation , explain.
After a time trial performance , two of the five perpetrators were arrested, about four o'clock this morning, while the remaining three were arrested at 04:30 . These police actions were brought to the attention of the National Police of Benidorm, as this body is territorially competent.
Meanwhile, the two women were transferred by the agents to the Villajoyosa Hospital , to undergo a more thorough medical examination formalizing, then, the denunciation of these facts.
As for the five detainees, four of them are 19 years old and one is 18, all of them of French nationality . The investigation remains open, in order to determine exactly the degree of participation of each of them.
It is planned to be made available to the Benidorm Guard Court this Thursday, August 8.
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