British woman, 22, & # 39; being raped by French tourist & # 39; on the beach in Magaluf
British woman, 22, & # 39; is raped by French tourist who filmed the ordeal and threatened to drown her if she resisted & # 39; on the beach in Magaluf
- Brit holiday maker has claimed that she has been raped on the beach in Magaluf, Mallorca
- The 22-year-old said the alleged attacker threatened to drown her in the sea if she resisted, sources close to the investigation said
- The two are supposed to have met at a party before they went to the beach
A French tourist was arrested after a British holidaymaker claimed to have been raped on a beach in Magaluf.
The 22-year-old Briton said her alleged attacker had threatened to drown her in the sea if she resisted, according to sources close to the investigation.
Local reports said the French tourist had filmed the alleged attack and posted footage on Snapchat – but he later told officers that no filming had taken place and claimed that they had & # 39; consensual sex & # 39; had.
The two stayed in the same four-star hotel in the resort on Mallorca and would have known each other when the British woman celebrated a friend's birthday party in one of the rooms.
The French tourist would have been in an adjoining room with friends.
A French tourist was arrested after a British holidaymaker claimed to have been raped on a beach in Magaluf
Island newspaper Ultima Hora said the couple initially had sex after they went to the beach after their Wednesday night meeting.
But sources close to the investigation said this morning that the Brit said she had agreed to buy some takeaway meals in Magaluf and go to the beach with the French man, but was allegedly raped after lying in a hammock and insisting that she never agreed to have sex with him.
The sources also confirmed local reports that the British woman had claimed in a statement that the Frenchman had threatened to drown her in the sea if she resisted.
Local reports said he had filmed the alleged attack and posted footage on Snapchat – but had insisted that officers were not shot after his arrest and the light on his cell was only because he wanted to see the British woman while they had & # 39; consensual sex & # 39 ;.
Sources of the Guardia Civil could not confirm the reports, but said they had seized a cell phone that the Frenchman, also 22 years old, had with him.
A Guardia Civil spokesperson said: & # 39; A French citizen has been arrested on suspicion of raping a British woman on the beach in Magaluf. & # 39;
The alarm went off around 3:30 yesterday. The suspect appeared yesterday afternoon in front of an investigating judge in a closed hearing.
It was not immediately clear whether he had been in prison awaiting a pending trial or was released on bail.
The whereabouts of the woman who was brought to the hospital for routine examinations is not yet known.
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