Six arrested over alleged gang rape of British teenager in Spain

The attack allegedly happened early on Monday in Magaluf, a tourist spot in the town of Calvia.

Six arrested over alleged gang rape of British teenager in Magaluf, Spain Getty Images

Spanish police have arrested six tourists – five French and one Swiss – for allegedly raping an 18-year-old British woman on the island of Mallorca.

The attack allegedly happened early on Monday in Magaluf, a tourist spot in the town of Calvia, a popular party destination for young people.

A judge in Palma found there were video clips of the alleged rape on at least one of the suspects’ phones, police said.

Police in Mallorca cited the alleged victim’s statement, saying she met the suspects on Monday night and later went to the hotel room of one of them, where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by all six.

The Civil Guard showed up at the hotel after receiving a phone call from the hotel’s security staff, who found the young woman in a distressed state.

Police detained the suspects shortly afterwards.

All of them are more than 20 years of age.

The alleged victim received immediate medical attention and counselling. The Civil Guard took the detainees before a judge in a court in Palma de Mallorca on Tuesday.

Although the suspects are being held in jail, none of them has been formally charged so far, as the investigation is ongoing.

Gang rape is considered an aggravating factor that can carry sentences of up to 15 years of prison in Spain.

Several cases of gang rape in recent years have shocked the country.

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