The 20-year-old British tourist claims she was sexually assaulted by a man in her sleep while she was staying at his home in southern Italy
- The 20-year-old British tourist, who was staying with a friend in Pompei, was visiting Amalfi for the day
- The couple missed the last bus back to their guest house before meeting a man at a bar
- The 27-year-old Gambian, who legally lives in Italy, invited the couple to stay the night
- Woman went to police in morning to say she was assaulted while sleeping
A British tourist claims she was sexually abused in her sleep by a man who offered her a bed for the night while she was sightseeing in southern Italy.
The 20-year-old woman had spent Sunday with a friend on the Amalfi Coast, but the couple ended up staying at the 27-year-old man’s home after missing the last bus back to their guest house in Pompeii.
She went to the police the next morning to say that she had been attacked in her sleep as her friend slept in the same room.
A 20-year-old British tourist claims she was sexually assaulted in her sleep while staying at the home of a man she met while sightseeing on the Amalfi Coast (file image).
The woman told police that she and her friend met the man, who is from Gambia but legally living in Italy, after missing their bus.
The trio spent the night in bars in the town of Minori, where he lives, before offering them a place to stay, Repubblica reports.
The woman agreed, but on the condition that they would share the same room.
When the 20-year-old woman woke up the next morning, she found signs of an attack and went to the police.
Officials sent her to a nearby hospital for a medical check-up, but doctors could find no evidence that she had been assaulted.
The case has now been referred to the local prosecutor’s office to decide whether to charge the man.
According to Italian media, a psychologist, a social worker and a lawyer have been assigned to assist the tourist.
The woman had agreed to stay at the home of a 27-year-old man with a friend after the couple missed the last bus home from Amalfi to Pompei (file picture).