A TEENAGER has described in courtroom how she and a pal had been brutally gang raped by eight males throughout a summer time vacation in Italy.
The woman, 15, who can’t be named for authorized causes, was attacked with a buddy of the identical age at a celebration by a bunch of gate crashers.
Cops described their ordeal as ”brutal and excessive” and so they have been pressured to overlook the beginning of time period so they might give proof on the quick observe trial.
In a closed door listening to lasting nearly twelve hours on Saturday, one of many ladies described what occurred on the villa in Pisticci, southern Italy, earlier this month.
Each ladies had been in courtroom at close by Matera for the listening to and bravely recognized eight of the lads who appeared on the listening to.
One of many victims even needed to spend her 16th birthday in Italy away from family and friends due to the listening to.
Checks have revealed each ladies had been drugged earlier than the assault which lasted 15 minutes and ended with one of many victims biting an attacker.
Police later launched CCTV footage which confirmed a bunch of males operating away and one could possibly be seen hobbling.
A supply on the listening to advised The Solar: ”Each ladies confirmed dedication and braveness as they confronted the lads accused of attacking them.
”Just one spoke and she or he gave proof for a very long time and recounted the horror of what occurred that evening.”
Lawyer Giuseppe Rago, who’s representing the ladies, stated:’ ‘Each of my purchasers fairly clearly advised the courtroom they recognised their attackers.”
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4 of the lads are in custody whereas the others are on bail and all are aged between 19 and 23.
They’re accused of sexual violence and wounding and all deny the costs insisting the ladies consented.
Choose Angelo ONorati has adjourned the listening to till tomorrow when the second woman will give her proof.
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