Cyprus police say the trial of 5 Israelis accused of gang raping a British girl in a lodge room is scheduled to start out subsequent month, when they are going to enter pleas to expenses together with rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and abduction
ByThe Related Press
September 18, 2023, 7:40 AM
NICOSIA, Cyprus — NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) —
The trial of 5 Israelis accused of gang raping a British girl in a Cyprus lodge room is scheduled for subsequent month, when they are going to enter pleas to expenses together with rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and abduction, Cypriot police mentioned Monday.
Police mentioned the trial will start Oct. 5. Protection attorneys objected to a prosecution request for the suspects to stay in custody till then. A Famagusta District court docket decide is to rule Tuesday on whether or not to maintain the suspects in detention or launch them.
Yannis Habaris, a lawyer representing three of the suspects, mentioned there are “many contradictory” factors which “undermine the veracity of the claims” within the alleged sufferer’s assertion to police.
Habaris mentioned his shoppers will plead not responsible to the fees as a result of “as issues now stand, we do not assume that any crime has been dedicated.”
Attorneys representing the opposite two suspects did not instantly reply to makes an attempt for remark.
A police investigator mentioned final week that the 20-year-old British girl picked the 5 Israelis — three aged 19 and two aged 20 — out of a lineup as having raped her throughout a lodge pool occasion within the coastal resort city of Ayia Napa.
The girl instructed police that one of many 5 males had forcibly taken her to his room after grabbing her hand whereas she was partying with pals across the pool on Sept. 3.
She mentioned the person tried to take away her bathing go well with whereas she pleaded with him to let her go away. The opposite suspects then entered the room and one had intercourse along with her in opposition to her will and one other pressured her to carry out oral intercourse, whereas two others held her down on the mattress, she mentioned.
She mentioned one suspect additionally held her in opposition to a wall and had intercourse along with her.
She mentioned she managed to lock herself within the rest room and commenced shouting for assist. She was capable of flee the room by pushing the suspects apart and rejoined her pals, who went along with her to report the incident to police, she mentioned.
Ayia Napa is in style amongst younger vacationers from throughout Europe who take pleasure in its nightclubs, bars, white-sand seashores and energetic nightlife.