“It’s him, he’s one of the two who raped me,” he says without hesitation. The thirteen-year-old girl also recognizes the second young Egyptian who raped her on January 30 in the bath of horrors, inside Villa Bellini, one of the symbolic places of a city, Catania, still in shock. Yesterday afternoon she was summoned to the barracks for the last investigative act before the hearing to validate the arrest of the seven detainees who are between 15 and 19 years old. A mirror separated her from the suspect. She could see it, but not the other way around. She is lucid and collaborative as she has always been since the beginning of the investigation. She without hesitation despite her young age. Determined to do justice, but very mature not to give in to the temptation of summary revenge. She demonstrated this by indicating only three of the seven detainees. They are the only ones whose faces she remembers. No suggestions or hypotheses about the other suspects she did not see face to face. “I don’t want to accuse innocent people,” she says.
Rape in Catania, victim’s boyfriend: “She begged them to let her go, I couldn’t do anything to save her”
There is not only the recognition of the victim, but also the support of science to support the circumstantial framework reconstructed by the Catania District Prosecutor’s Office and the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office. The suspect’s genetic profile matches that of the biological fingerprints extracted from the girl’s clothing. In particular, in a landslide, where the Carabinieri of Messina Ris isolated traces of saliva, blood and seminal fluid in record time. The accusation speaks of a “coincidence” of the genetic profile: it is confirmation of her participation in the sexual abuse and proof of the authenticity of the story of the victim who recognized him during the American confrontation.
This morning the five detained adults will be transferred to the Catania Palace of Justice for the hearing to validate their arrest.
When they felt they were satisfied, they loosened their grip. The two compromised men managed to escape. On via Etna, Catania’s main street dominated by Villa Bellini, the thirteen-year-old boy collapsed on the asphalt. She was rescued by passersby and taken to the Cannizzaro hospital where doctors discovered the violence she had suffered. The acting prosecutor Ágata Santonocito, the deputy Sebastiano Ardita and the deputy Anna Trinchillo requested the validation of the arrest and the issuance of a preventive detention order for four of the suspects and house arrest for the fifth who, during the first stages of the investigation , assisted in identifying the “gang” that allegedly participated in the violence. The thirteen-year-old girl from Catania identified the two rapists, but also one of the two minors (they are detained in a community awaiting the judge’s decision) who prevented him from freeing himself from her. The Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office, headed by Carla Santocono, has also opened a case.
A first analysis of the cell phones of the seven detainees did not reveal any video that immortalized the scene, but the memory was extrapolated to rule out that they had been deleted. The movements of the day of the rape are still being reconstructed to confirm, apparently, that the seven Egyptians did not have a plan but that it was an improvised and terrifying explosion of violence. The matter has sparked a wave of indignation and solidarity in Catania, where in recent days the patron saint of the city, Sant’Agata, has been celebrated: “Love does not mean suffering violence,” said Metropolitan Archbishop Luigi Renna, in his homily. In the cathedral.
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