Italian public prosecutor demands that five hotel employees accused of drugging and gang raping a British mother, 50, be made an example & # 39; and nine years in prison
- Mother believes that her drink had a peak on the last night of her vacation in Naples
- Prosecutors say that she was raped several times by hotel staff before she was dumped
- The police allegedly found the men after seeing rape images on the WhatsApp group
An Italian public prosecutor has demanded that five hotel employees who are tried, accused of drug use and rape of a British mother, receive nine years in prison.
Antonio Barba told the court that the men should receive a nine-year prison sentence so that they can & # 39; be made an example & # 39 ;, according to the Such a.
The 50-year-old mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, believes that her drink was enriched on the last night of a vacation in the Italian seaside town of Meta di Sorrento, south of Naples, and that a group of men who worked in the hotel was brutally raped.
Antonino Miniero, Gennaro Davide Gargiulo, Raffaele Region, Francesco Ciro Antonio & Fabio De Virgilio, identified in photos published in Italian media, all deny rape and claim that the gender was consensual.
Antonino Miniero (right) and Raffaele Regio (left) have been charged with rape in the Italian resort of Meta di Sorrento, south of Naples
The victim and her 26-year-old daughter had traveled from Kent, southern England, to Sorrento in Italy in October 2016, following the recent death of the mother's husband.
Barba added: & # 39; There are indications that this group sex attack was conducted with drugs. & # 39;
DNA from two men was reportedly found under the mother's fingernails and corresponded to two of the accused – Miniero and Ciro D & # 39; Antonio.
The men were caught by the police after sharing the disturbing video on the WhatsApp group, a court heard.
Fabio De Virgilio (left) and Davide Gennaro Gargiulo (right) are accused of raping a 50-year-old British woman at the hotel where they worked with their co-accused
Prosecutors say the victim has been taken to a room near the swimming pool, where she was raped several times by the men before stumbling back to her room at Hotel Alimuri.
Her 26-year-old daughter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she felt unwell after the couple had received drinks from the accused after dinner at the hotel restaurant, and went to the toilet to vomit, but when she returned, her mother had disappeared.
Francesco Ciro D & # 39; Antonio is one of five men accused of rape at Hotel Alimuri
She told the court earlier: & # 39; My mother seemed far away and far away. She shed tears at the airport when we left and told me everything that happened.
& # 39; (The night of the attack) We ate in the hotel restaurant and shared a bottle of wine. We were with a few more vacationers.
& # 39; The staff in the restaurant was very polite. Then one of the bartenders offered my mother and I drink in a glass.
& # 39; One of them had a tattoo on his neck. They invited us for an after dinner drink.
& # 39; I remember drinking a drink and feeling sick almost immediately. I went to the toilet and vomited. I was there for a while and when I returned my mother was gone. & # 39;
The mother was so shocked that she did not tell the police what happened until she returned to Kent.
The woman reported the attack and DNA samples and drug tests were sent to Italian investigators.
They revealed a high level of calming benzodiazepines, but lawyers for the five defendants claim that the victim used sedatives after her husband's death.
But her daughter told the court: & # 39; My mother has never taken such a medicine. & # 39;
The police were led to the suspects with the help of a photo of the bartenders taken by the woman and the crown tattoo she remembered seeing on one of their necks.
The process continues.
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