Costa Blanca man gets six years in prison for raping young woman

DEATH THREAT: The rapist threatened to kill his victim Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A  27-YEAR-OLD  man received  a six-year prison  term for raping a young  woman in Jalon on Spain’s Costa Blanca.  

The  Alicante  High Court,  which took into  account the extenuating  circumstances of drunkenness,  also barred him from coming within  300 metres of the girl on completing  his sentence.

He  must  pay her  €12,000 compensation  “for pain and suffering”  and another €400 for the injuries  she suffered during the rape.


Also  found guilty  of threatening  behaviour, he must  pay a daily fine of  €6 for two months. The  court heard that the accused  and his victim met during a fiesta  in a Jalon pub in November 2016.

At  10.30pm  he asked  her to go  with him to  get cigarettes  from his car and  she told her friends  that she would return straight  away.

Instead,  he drove her  to a deserted spot  nearby where he obliged  the girl to perform a sex  act on him, after which he pulled  off her clothes and raped her “with  great roughness.”

In  tears,  the terrified  girl managed to  WhatsApp her friends  before he drove back and  left her near the pub.

Shortly  afterwards  he repeatedly  rang one of the  victim’s friends named  Marta, but after she failed  to answer the calls he left threatening  voice mails for her and his victim.

“I’m  going to  kill you” and  “I’m coming for  you, Marta, and first  thing I do will be a Marta  Castillo,” he said, referring to  the young girl who was murdered in  Sevilla in 2009 and whose body has never  been found.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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