By Linda Hall •
Published: 25 Nov 2018 • 13:00
DEATH THREAT: The rapist threatened to kill his victim
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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.
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