British woman accused of claiming gang rape will have to spend Christmas in Cyprus
British teenager accused of lying about rape by 12 Israeli men raging in court, as the judge has told her she will spend Christmas in Cyprus
- The 19-year-old Briton accused 12 Israeli men of raping her in August
- She later withdrew her accusation and the men she accused were released
- She was subsequently accused of filing a fake police report, which she denied
- A judge has adjourned her case until December 30, which means she has to stay in Cyprus for Christmas after the authorities have seized her passport
A British teenager accused of lying about gang raped by 12 Israeli men in a hotel in Ayia Napa has been told to spend Christmas in Cyprus.
The 19-year-old woman burst out in rage, burst into tears, and had to be comforted by her mother after the judge told him that he would give her judgment after the festive period.
The teenager, who chose MailOnline not to identify, reacted angrily when he suspended her case until December 30 and yelled at her British lawyer that she wanted to hear earlier.
A 19-year-old British woman accused of having made a false claim for group rape has been told to stay in Cyprus for Christmas after a judge has postponed her case until December 30
The teenager will have to spend the holidays outside her family after her mother said she no longer has the money to stay on the Greek island
But she was beaten by the judge in a stabbing reprimand when he told her to show & # 39; some respect & # 39; in the courtroom of Paralimni.
She now only has to spend Christmas after her mother told MailOnline that she didn't have the money to stay on the island and support her daughter.
The woman has been on trial since August and is not allowed to leave Cyprus after her passport was seized when she was accused of lying about the rape.
Her legal team had hoped that the judge would return his verdict to the courts closed in Cyprus on December 20 and allow her to return home on condition that she was not sentenced to prison.
The woman said she was on vacation with one of the men she had met at the hotel where she was staying.
She said she had consensual sex with him when a group of his friends stormed into the hotel bedroom and carried out the attack.
Prior to the attack, she said that some men had filmed that she was having sex, but that she had been too drunk to be aware of this.
The woman accused 12 Israeli men of raping her in August, but later robbed the charge, which she said was being pressured by the police. The men have already been released (file)
The police flew to the Napa Rocks Hotel where the alleged attack took place and arrested 12 Israelis between 15 and 22 years old.
Five of the men were released after a week and the other seven were allowed to fly home when the woman claimed her rape.
In court she claimed that she had been bullied by the police to withdraw the allegation.
She said she was denied legal assistance with her withdrawal, written by a detective who had a poor knowledge of English.
The woman is confronted with a year of imprisonment if she is convicted of public prosecution and lies about the group rape that took place last July.
In his final speech, prosecutor Adamos Demosthenous told the court that the sex attack is a & # 39; imaginary crime & # 39; was that never took place.
He said the woman had made up the claim because she felt & shame & humiliation & # 39; because she was filmed with consensual sex.
The public prosecutor said the films on cell phones meant that the alleged victim had to change her story when she appeared in court to testify.
In her final statement, her lawyer Ritsa Pekri said: & rape has taken place. The prosecutor must prove that she lied and they did not. & # 39;
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