Three men jailed for 'drugging and gang-raping' British holidaymaker in Spain


Three men jailed for 'drugging and gang-raping' British holidaymaker in Spain

Three men who drugged and gang-raped a British holidaymaker at knife-point in the Costa Del Sol have been jailed for the attack - 12 years after it took place.

Francisco Santiago, his brother Mariano, and their cousin David Santiago were all sentenced to four years in jail for the 2001 assault, reports the Daily Mail.

Police failed to identify the trio at the time, but Francisco was arrested in 2010 for an unrelated crime, and officers matched his DNA to a sample taken from the victim's clothing at the time.

The woman had been on a night out in the resort of Benalmadena when she reportedly got separated from her friends.

She accepted a lift home from the men, who then took her to a waste ground, forced her to take a drug at knife-point, before being repeatedly raped. She reported the attack on the same day.

The woman gave evidence at the trial in Malaga via a video link from Britain.

According to the Mirror, the woman told the court: "They were laughing and doing whatever they wanted. I was scared and felt I had to be compliant.

"They pushed me on the ground after they finished and took my shoes.

"I collapsed. Next thing it was morning. I was in the mountains with no houses around."

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