Rapist caught thanks to tat­too

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Sa­man­tha Kett A TAT­TOO led to the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of a would-be rapist who as­saulted a young woman dur­ing Hal­lowe'en in Gan­dia, since the ac­cused was wear­ing a mask and ful­l­length black tu­nic when he launched the at­tack.

The vic­tim, 28, was walk­ing home from work at around 03.00 on the night of Oc­to­ber 31 when she was set upon by three men, all wear­ing the same iden­tity-con­ceal­ing cos­tume.

She was hit from be­hind and thrown to the ground, and her hand­bag stolen.

The group pulled down her trousers and, as she tried to fight the men off, was punched, bit­ten and kicked.

She es­caped when a cou­ple walked past and the men re­alised they had been spot­ted, and fled.

The 22-year-old man who pulled her trousers off, break­ing the zip, was ar­rested this week af­ter his tat­too gave him away.

It is thought that the other two re­main at large.

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