Jalón rapist jailed for six years

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Jo Pugh [email protected]­news.es

AN AL­I­CANTE court has sen­tenced a 27-year-old man to six years in prison for rap­ing a young woman in Jalón, and threat­en­ing both her and a friend.

The events oc­curred dur­ing the night of Novem­ber 30, 2016 when the ac­cused and the vic­tim left a pub to­gether where they had just met dur­ing a party. At 22:30, the man asked the vic­tim to ac­com­pany him to his car to pick up tobacco, and the young woman told her friends that she would re­turn im­me­di­ately.

How­ever, the in­di­vid­ual started his car and drove away from the park­ing area to a de­serted spot nearby.

With­out warn­ing, he forced the young woman to per­form a sex­ual act on him, be­fore roughly pulling her cloth­ing off and rap­ing her.

The ter­ri­fied vic­tim man­aged to send a mes­sage to her friends on her mo­bile phone via What­sApp but the ac­cused drove her back to the vicin­ity of the pub and left her there.

Af­ter a while, the man made sev­eral calls from his phone to a friend of the vic­tim, a girl named Marta, whose num­ber he had taken ear­lier.

The calls were left unan­swered, but sev­eral au­dio mes­sages were left where the de­fen­dant, among other things, said “I'm go­ing to kill you” and “I'm go­ing for you, Marta, the first thing I'm go­ing to do with you is Marta del Castillo.”

This was the name of a young woman mur­dered in Sevilla, and whose body has never been found. The man, known only as DGC, is from the town of Vigo in Gali­cia.

As well as re­ceiv­ing a prison term, he was also banned from ap­proach­ing the woman for five years once he is re­leased, and must pay his vic­tim €12,000 for moral dam­age and €400 more for in­juries suf­fered dur­ing the at­tack.

For the threats made, he must pay a daily fine of €6 for two months.

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