& # 39; I tried to cross my legs. I don't know how many of them raped me & # 39 ;: British woman accused of lying raped by a group in Cyprus describes the alleged attack in court
- The 19-year-old Brit said 12 Israeli men raped her in a hotel room in Ayia Napa
- The local police claim that she subsequently voluntarily withdrew her statement
- She told the court that 11 men entered her hotel room and attacked her
A British woman who claimed to have been raped by 12 men described the attack in a poignant detail at a court in Cyprus for the first time.
The 19-year-old fought back tears today when she told how she was being held while being sexually assaulted and left so scared that she fainted twice.
& # 39; I have never been so scared in my life, & # 39; said the alleged victim.
& # 39; I screamed and screamed and hysterically. I was so scared that I fainted twice. & # 39;
The 19-year-old woman – who has decided not to appoint MailOnline – was pictured earlier today on her way to the court in Famagusta, where she provided gripping details about an alleged rape that she claimed took place in July of this year
The alleged victim, again pictured with her mother today, claims that a group of 12 Israeli men attacked her in a budget hotel in Cyprus. Cypriot authorities have accused the woman of a calamity and called her an unreliable witness
The alleged victim is being tried in a court in Famagusta accused of having lied about the rape by a group of Israeli men last July.
She has been & # 39; unreliable witness & # 39; by the judge handling the case and has chosen to prove that she was not lying.
Lawyers for the alleged victim have said that she has been bullied by the police to withdraw her rape claim.
The public prosecutor in the case, Adamos Demosthenous, who is pictured today, claims that the woman knowingly signed a withdrawal statement 10 days after the alleged attack. She says it was written under duress
She is accused of a single charge for public calamity involving a custodial sentence of one year in prison.
Dressed in a green sweater, black pants and black ankle boots, the teenager came to court with her mother and legal team.
She told how she had made a friendship with a 21-year-old Israeli vacationer who was only identified as Sam.
In a clear voice, she said she returned to his room in the early hours of July 17 in a budget hotel where she said they had consensual sex.
The teenager said his friends rushed into the room and she called & # 39; no & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I said I don't and said they all had to go, & # 39; she said.
She continued: & # 39; They went away for a few seconds, and Sam told me to lie on the bed and he sat down on his knees and laid them on my shoulders.
They all screamed in Hebrew and his friends came in. I could not breathe and he threw my head around. His friends came in.
& # 39; They all screamed and cheered. I tried to cross my legs and throw my arms around.
& # 39; I don't know how many of them raped me. There was a lot of commotion and arguing. & # 39;
The woman said that when Sam grabbed a condom, he dropped the pressure on her shoulders and she could wriggle free.
& # 39; I got away and put on my shorts again. There was a lot of shouting. I ran away and they all ran around me. & # 39;
The woman said she was running down from the hotel bedroom and two of the alleged attackers were trying to block her way but they ran when they were confronted with a male friend of hers.
She said Sam approached her and apologized and tried to hug her.
One of the Israeli tourists comes to court on July 26. The Israeli men were arrested on suspicion of rape, but the woman is now accused of inventing the claim
Some of the Israeli men who were initially accused of rape are being tried on July 25
& # 39; I still screamed. I was in hysteria. I've never been so scared in my life. & # 39;
The woman said she was being taken to a medical center in the hotel complex, but she was so shocked she could barely get up.
& # 39; I fell over the toilet and because the doctors could not investigate me he called the police. & # 39;
She said that when the police arrived she was so scared that she had locked herself in the toilet.
& # 39; When I walked away, I was so scared that I fainted twice. & # 39;
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