& # 39; Bali is not safe for women & # 39 ;: tourist issues are a hair-raising warning for Australians on their way to the idyllic island after being sexually assaulted by an Indonesian teenager
- Monika Wojtkiewicz, 36, was sexually abused while traveling alone in Bali
- The local boy forced her off the road and groped for her crotch while she was on a scooter
- Polish tourists warned Australians that the island is not safe for women traveling alone
A tourist has issued a cold warning to Australians traveling to Bali after being sexually assaulted by an Indonesian teenager.
Monika Wojtkiewicz, 36, traveled back from Dreamland Beach – south of Kuta on the southern tip of the idyllic island – at 4.30 pm on Sunday when she claimed that she had been attacked by a young man.
As she told Daily Mail Australia her horrific ordeal, the Polish holiday maker said she was traveling alone when the stranger was playing poker.
Monika Wojtkiewicz has issued a hair-raising warning to Australians who traveled to Bali after being sexually abused
Miss Wojtkiewicz said she was driving back to Kuta on a scooter when she noticed that another cyclist was coming after her
Miss Wojtkiewicz said she was driving back to Kuta on a scooter when she noticed that another cyclist was coming after her.
& # 39; I was alone for it. The only scooter on the road. No cars & # 39; s. No bicycles, & she said.
& # 39; At one point I saw a red scooter approaching me in my mirror. Closer and closer. I had a bad feeling. & # 39;
The frightened tourist said that at first she thought the rider, who looked like a young local boy, would try to steal her backpack, her phone and the little money she had on her.
But what happened next was much sinister.
& # 39; He really came close, pushed me a bit to the side of the road, & # 39; she said.
The teenager forced her to stop before she reached for her while she was on her scooter.
& # 39; Then he grabbed my cross, & # 39; said Mrs. Wojtkiewicz.
Miss Wojtkiewicz, 36, traveled back from Dreamland Beach – south of Kuta on the southern tip of the idyllic island – at 4.30 pm on Sunday when she was attacked by a young man
Miss Wojtkiewicz is not the first tourist to fall victim to a Bali sex attack
AVOIDING SEX ATTACKS SEA
Be aware of your environment and if you feel uncomfortable, leave.
• Do not walk alone or through poorly lit areas & # 39; at night.
• Do not leave your drink unattended in public areas.
• If doors or windows in your accommodation are broken, do not enter. Contact the police instead.
• Do not go to the rear rooms of shops where you cannot see the street.
• Be careful with unsolicited invitations from strangers.
• In some countries, conservative standards for clothing and behavior may apply. Do your research before you travel and dress accordingly.
• If you are attacked, scream to get attention
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
After she got over her shock, the teenager fought back and kicked the Balinese boy away before rushing back to her scooter and driving away.
The 36-year-old, who has been a video editor in the Cayman Islands for the past six years, spoke to a friend on the island who said she wasn't the first to be sexually assaulted on that road.
& # 39; Bali does not feel safe for single women. So ladies, if possible, avoid this area when you are alone, & Miss 39jewkiewicz warned.
The tourist has not triggered the attack and plans to explore Bali until the end of July, but will not travel alone in the future.
Miss Wojtkiewicz is not the first tourist to fall victim to a Bali sex attack.
Last year, a 20-year-old Australian woman claimed to be tied to a bed and sexually assaulted by an employee in a hotel on Seminyak.
A 40-year-old woman from Perth claimed that she was raped by two men on a beach in Legian in 2017.
In 2014, a 19-year-old woman claimed to have been raped by a Nigerian man in a villa before attacking her again in a taxi as she tried to escape.
The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning travelers to be aware of their personal safety in Bali and Lombok, where minor crime, sexual assault and drinking disorders are common.
The tourist has not triggered the attack and plans to explore Bali until the end of July, but will not travel alone in the future
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