Woman, 31, claims she was 'gang raped' by 4 men in hotel room after she had consensual sex with one of them
Stelios Alexandris, the attorney for the four accused men, said they plan to prosecute the woman for making a false accusation as the sex was consensual
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FALIRAKI, RHODES: A British woman was allegedly gang raped by a group of 4 men whom she met on the Greek island of Rhodes. The 31-year-old woman hailing to Brighton in East Sussex claims she and her friends were enjoying their time at a nightclub in the seaside resort of Faliraki on Sunday, September 04.
She met the four men at this club and said they later gang raped her and that there was no consent involved. The woman also revealed that all four men, aged between 30 and 35, were from Belgium.
She said then the men took her and her friends to their hotel, where they were staying in Faliraki. The British woman told police in Greece she had consensual sex with one of the men on the hotel balcony and inside the room, according to a local news report quoted by The Sun.
But things took a horrible turn when her friends at one point left the room at the four-star Hotel Mon Repos on Faliraki's Main Street. The woman claimed that the group of men then attacked her and gang-raped her in a terrifying ordeal.
She told police, that she somehow managed to run away from the hotel room and took a taxi back to where she was staying. The woman reported the rape case to local Rhodes police on Monday, September 05 at 7 am local time. The Rhodes police have already managed to arrest all four Belgian suspects. The identity of the suspects has not been revealed by the officials yet.
The woman has managed to identify all four men as her rapists but the Belgium men have denied all charges against them. The local investigators have taken their DNA samples and are now examining the CCTV footage of the Dance city nightclub.
Konstantina Damoglidou, a senior police spokesperson, told The Times: “We continue to investigate the allegations because authorities have yet to establish that her claims are true, and thus move to arrest or remand into custody the men involved in her complaint.” A detailed medical report of the alleged victim and suspects are expected to arrive by the end of the week.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are supporting a British woman following an incident in Rhodes and are in contact with the local authorities.” However, Stelios Alexandris, the attorney retained by the four men, claims they plan to prosecute the woman for making a false accusation and that the sex was in fact consensual.