‘Gang-raped’ girl, 14, was ‘forced to have sex with a man after the attack in return for a lift home from party where she was assaulted’ in Spain
- Suspects were remanded in custody by a judge in Valencia region on Saturday
- Girl was allegedly gang-raped at a party in the village of Ontinyent on Sept. 26
- Four men, who have not been named, are alleged to have attacked the girl
- She was then assaulted again by a man who offered her a lift home – it is not clear whether he was involved in the gang rape or if he was her fifth attacker
A 14-year-old girl allegedly gang-raped by four men in Spain was forced to have sex with a man after the attack in return for a lift home, according to a report.
The suspects, who have not been named, were remanded in custody by a judge in Ontinyent, in the Valencia region, on Saturday.
A man who had taken her to the party is alleged to have demanded sex from her to drive her home afterwards, according to newspaper El Levante El Mercantil Valenciano.
It is unclear if that individual took part in the gang rape or if he was the fifth man to attack the teenager that night.
The suspects, who have not been named, were remanded in custody by a judge in Ontinyent, in the Valencia region, on Saturday (pictured: one of the men is led to a police car in handcuffs)
A suspect is taken into custody by police
Police officers make arrests in the town of Ontinyent in the Valencia region
It was also revealed that another person alleged to have participated in the sexual assault was underage, and therefore, is not being kept in preventive custody while his case is being investigated.
All four of the others were sent to a prison in the Spanish municipality of Picassent despite their defence claims that the sexual relations were consensual.
There have been no reports on the ages or identities of the suspects.
The rape allegedly occurred at a birthday party of one of the victim’s friends in the Valencian town of Xativa on the night of September 26.
Around 20 people are believed to have attended the alcohol-fuelled party, most of them were young adults aged 18 to 25, but some minors were also there.
Authorities were first alerted by the victim’s mother after the 14-year-old told a friend, which somehow then made it back to her mother.
Supporters of the victim protest outside the court in Ontinyent
Police lead one of the suspects to their car
Police officers at the scene last week
Police conducted six detentions in the following two days. One of the suspects was let go the same day as he is underaged.
Another was released because he did not actively participate in the alleged gang rape but has been charged with failure in the duty to assist.
The suspect who is a minor gave a statement to the Spanish Civil Guard and is set to do the same with the District Attorney’s Office for Minors which will decide if he is allowed to remain free until his trial.
It is unclear if they have been given a trial date.