- Aggression: Five men detained for raping a woman in Benidorm as a group
Throughout the afternoon of this Thursday they have been declaring inside the courts of Benidorm the five men of French nationality accused as alleged perpetrators of the rape of a young Norwegian woman and of abuse of her friend, another girl of the same nationality .
The events occurred early Wednesday morning in an apartment located at a sixth height of number 3 of Montecarlo street in Benidorm that the defendants had rented to spend a few days of sightseeing in the city. They had traveled there with the girls, who spent the summer in Alfaz del Pi, with whom they had stayed hours before, after having met through the social network Instagram .
Finally, the young women ended up separated, each of them in a room on the floor with several of those now arrested. While one of them managed to escape, her friend - the victim of the rape - stayed in another room with three of those arrested .
Subsequently, at about 1.45 pm, both went to the health center of Alfaz del Pi and denounced the group sexual assault, in one case, and the abuses - treatments without consent by at least several of the detainees - in the other .
The victim of the rape arrived at the health center without underwear and with the dress turned upside down , according to sources consulted by Efe , who also clarified that there was no robbery and that it is not known that what happened was recorded on any mobile phone.
After explaining what happened in the health center of Alfaz del Pi, the Civil Guard arrested the five alleged aggressors between 4 and 4.30 am thanks to the data of the Instagram profiles and the collaboration of a first sergeant of the French Gendarmerie destined during the summer in Benidorm, within a police exchange program in the summer.
The five detainees were taken to the apartment by the Civil Guard for an eye inspection and search. This Thursday they were giving a statement to the judge throughout the day, assisted by three lawyers : two of them representing an arrested and another that defends the other three. At the close of this edition, the testimonies of the defendants were expected to be finalized in order to hear the decision of the judge, who previously also took a statement from the two victims, without transcending further details of their testimony .
Among the manifestations of rejection of these events, he highlighted that of the president of the Generalitat, the socialist Ximo Puig , who urged that the Law be "absolutely rigorous" against those who commit crimes against women, in reference to this alleged group sexual assault.
Puig described what happened as "absolutely abhorrent" and contextualized the facts in "a macho hegemony that appears starkly" at times.
" Nobody has the right to behave in such a barbaric way, and the Law must be absolutely rigorous , to the fullest, with those scoundrels who dare to act against a woman and in this way so delectable," he reaffirmed.
For Puig, "it is a disgrace that in society there are still parasites of these characteristics and people protected by that macho ideology that some resist in reinforcing."
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