Defendant gets 51 years in jail after conviction over multiple rapes on Costa del Sol

A Malaga Provincial Court judge sentenced the defendant to 51 years in prison. CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons

A 32-YEAR-OLD defendant convicted of raping four women in garages and store rooms in the Teatinos area of Malaga City has been sentenced to 51 years in prison at the Provincial Court of Malaga.

The assaults took place between July 2014 and September 2015. The court heard during the trial the 32-year-old raped four women in the garages of community car parks.

According to a statement read out in court, the man would use fear and violence to assault the women. On one occasion he locked one of his victims in the boot of a car for more than an hour.

He would threaten them with screwdrivers and wrenches, as well as issuing death threats if they failed to comply.

Included in his sentence is a penalty of four years and six months for robbery with force as he committed nearly a dozen robberies in the same car park.

Police were able to trace him after he posted selfies on social media which led officers to track down his location.

The man, who has not been named, will serve his prison sentence as well as 10 years on police surveillance has been ordered to pay damages to the victims.

During the trial his lawyer said he had “remorse” for what he had done and that his crimes were the result of going through a “bad time” in his life. He added this was common for drug addiction which the defendant was battling at the time.

The aftermath of his attacks have left many of his victims psychologically scarred and requiring treatment and rehabilitation to lead a normal life, the court heard.

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