Arrest made after young girl raped and left semi-conscious in the street

Arrest made after young girl raped and left semi-conscious in the street
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Arrest made after young girl raped and left semi-conscious in the street in Spain’s Valencia.

A man has been arrested in Valencia’s Torrent for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl. The pair are said to have met via Instagram.

As reported by Levante-EMV, the alleged attack took place on Friday in the vicinity of Canyada del Conill del Vedat. The attack happened at about 5:30pm and the victim was discovered semiconscious and lying on the ground by a passer-by.


The girl was rushed to a local medical centre for treatment.  Once there she told how she had met up with a man she had spoken to on Instagram and then been sexually assaulted.

The alleged perpetrator of the rape was located by officers from the Torrent Local Police. The victim had given a description of the man and the police located him at a local metro station.

After initially denying the attack the man said that he was in the area with his girlfriend. He pointed out a young woman who was supposedly his girlfriend. When questioned by officers though the “girlfriend” could not give the suspect’s name. He was soon arrested.

Officers from the National Police have taken over the case and are investigating. The man’s mobile phone is being looked at by officers who are looking into the Instagram conversation that the man had with the victim.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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