Security guard at resort sexually assaults tourist after barging in her room at night

Security guard at resort sexually assaults tourist after barging in her room at night
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MAJORCA, SPAIN: A hotel employee was arrested after he sexually assaulted a tourist while she was on vacation in Majorca. After being alerted by a hotel guest, authorities found the woman, who was screaming for help, in her room after the man attempted to rape her.

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The man was idenitified as a 56-year-old security guard at the Playa de Palma hotel. He was arrested after the alleged attack.

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In the early hours of October 13, the woman went back to her hotel, and that's when the suspect barged into her room, according to Ultima Hora. Officers were informed by a visitor who was staying in the room next door that she could see the woman via the balcony. The traveller was reportedly begging for help while lying in bed with the security guard on top of her.

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After realising the hotel visitor had noticed him, the man is believed to have fled the room. The victim, a Swedish woman, ran to the hotel's front desk and told the workers what had transpired. The hotel staff called the police, who showed up and detained the 56-year-old.

The Spanish-born suspect originally denied going into the woman's room and said she was agitated and yelling. He added that he was unable to understand what the woman was saying. He then acknowledged that he just went into the bedroom in an attempt to calm her down.

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In another instance of such a case in Majorca, a female tourist was repeatedly raped by two German teenagers while she was sleeping in her room at the Cala Rajada hotel in June, 2022. In her testimony to the police, the victim reported that one of the teenagers had sexually assaulted her while the other had raped her. She allegedly said that during the incident, she was unable to protect herself because she fell into shock and was immobile. The two German men were arrested after she made the complaint as per The Sun.

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In another sexual assault incident, a Brirish tourist was brutally raped in Greece near a bar in the area of Paleros in August 2022. According to local media, the victim alleged that the man forced himself on her physically. The suspect, a 26-year-old man, was taken into custody by police in the western municipality of Akti-Vonitsa. He was charged with rape in a criminal proceeding.

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