Sexual violence: investigations in Trapani after woman complaint

(ANSA) – PALERMO, NOVEMBER 25 – The police are investigating an alleged sexual assault against a 40-year-old non-Italian woman in Trapani. The rape allegedly took place last night, on a bench in the Mura di Tramontana. The blood-stained bench was reported this morning by some citizens jogging on the road that runs alongside the ancient walls. The police did not provide any other information on the case but the images of the video surveillance cameras are also being examined. The woman was taken to the hospital and questioned by investigators. “Trapani rebels and repudiates, expressing outrage and condemnation, for the heinous action perpetrated against an innocent woman.

We hope that the police, who are investigating, will ascertain what happened as soon as possible, bringing the culprit to justice” says the mayor of Trapani Giacomo Tranchida. Last night someone called 118 and the victim was transported to hospital where the emergency room doctors called the police. The investigations are being conducted by the mobile squad. The stretch of road, where the blood-stained bench is located, has been cordoned off. (ANSA).