Finnish tourist raped in Trapani: trial begins for four young men from Ribera

The trial for the sexual assault suffered by a 27-year-old Finnish tourist in Trapani has begun in court. Four young men from Ribera, also tourists, are accused of abusing the victim in July 2022, who reported them. During the first hearing, the Carabinieri of Trapani who conducted the investigations were heard. The incident took place in an apartment of a residence where one of the defendants was staying. The victim, according to the Carabinieri, had moved there with the four men after meeting them at a beach party. At dawn, she went to the emergency room accompanied by the Carabinieri whom she had reported everything to.

After being identified by the Carabinieri, the four were placed under investigation. They were all law-abiding citizens with no prior convictions, only a report from the Carabinieri of the Trapani company who handled the case, coordinated by the deputy prosecutor Antonio D’Antona. Only one of the young men had made spontaneous statements, assisted by a lawyer from Sciacca. The victim, interviewed by the magistrate and investigators, had denied going to the residence willingly and consenting to sexual intercourse. The images from the cameras of the restaurant in the historic center, where the victim, along with her friends and the alleged attackers, had met while dining, were acquired.

The investigators also interviewed some witnesses present at the restaurant. After dinner, the four men from Ribera, the girl and her two friends, had moved to a beach club on Lungomare Dante Alighieri to continue the evening together. However, the victim’s two friends had decided to return to the bed and breakfast in the historic center where they were staying, leaving her in the company of the young men she had just met. The investigators also spoke with witnesses present at the beach club that evening.

Turista finlandese violentata a Trapani, al via il processo per quattro giovani di Ribera

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