Updated: Dec 16, 2019
An Italian court is investigating a horrible event of which a Belgian woman (32) has become a victim in the Italian resort of San Remo. Six Tunisians are accused of kidnapping the woman. "They tied her to a bed with ropes and raped her for two months."
The incident took place in a house in the Italian resort of San Remo during the winter of 2017, in January and February. The story was recently brought to light in an Italian newspaper.
A reconstruction shows that the unsuspecting victim approached her assailants on January 10, 2017 herself. The woman who stayed at the French Côte d'Azur wanted to buy drugs from them. She did not know, however, that the men would lure her into the trap.
Tied up to a bed
The men (one of 50 years, two of 32, the rest 38, 30 and 23 years) took the woman to the house of one of them. There they tied their victim with ropes to a bed and raped her.
To make sure that she would not escape, they guarded their victim. She was used again and again by her guards as a sex slave, but it did not stop there.
After all, the Tunisians saw a potential source of income in the woman by using her as a prostitute. Then they also let the woman abuse by other men, against payment. So it went on for two months. Whether the woman managed to escape after that period or the men let her go is not clear.
Next week, the woman will testify during a special hearing prior to the trial. Then more details about the abuse must become clear. The six Tunisians have been arrested. The charges against them are kidnapping, sexual abuse, exploitation and complicity in prostitution.