TWO woman raped in October 2009 in Alicante City identified the clothes, shoes and accent of their attacker during his trial.
The accused, an Ecuadorian, faces 33-years in prison and may have to pay €30,000 compensation to each of his victims. It was in the beginning of October 2009 that the first victim was taking photographs in the Monte Benacantil area when a man allegedly attacked her from behind.
The attacker grabbed her by the throat and stole her mobile phone, camera and money.
She was then forced to walk with him to a more isolated place where he hit her and raped her, using a condom. The second attack took place 10 days later around lunch time in the same area.
A young woman, who was seven weeks pregnant was resting on a rock when she was attacked from behind. Again, she was grabbed by the throat and forced to walk to a secluded area where she was raped. At no point did either victim see the face of their attacker, just his brown skin, which was shaved, clothes and heard his Ecuadorian accent.
The accused was arrested following an investigation. He had used the stolen mobile phone and at the time of his arrest had the camera of his alleged first victim in his possession.
The detainee claims that he bought them both from a Pakistani man for €22.
By Nicole Hallett