Three injured were verified by the Mangiagalli Clinic of Milan in the genital organs of the girl who on the afternoon of May 19 denounced having been raped the night before by Leonardo Apache La Russa, son of Senate President Ignazio La Russa. the wounds “could be compatible with sexual assault”says a source who works in the investigation of the Milan prosecutor’s office in which La Russa’s son is being investigated for sexual violence: an accusation that the young man rejects arguing that there was no sexual violence but a consensual relationship.
The facts that prosecutors will have to clarify occurred in the La Russa family’s two-story apartment near Corso Buenos Aires, semi-central area. The girl arrived there that night, a 22-year-old from Milan from a wealthy family, with the 19-year-old and a friend of the young man after an evening at a nightclub where he had gone with a friend. Inside the room she had noticed La Russa, who already knew because he is a “high school classmate” he claimed in the lawsuit that his attorney, attorney Stefano Benvenuto, filed on June 29, 42 days after the rape.
“We said goodbye and I don’t remember anything from that moment”, except having had two drinks. The story, which the investigators judge “credible”, resumes the next morning, when, around 11:30-12:00, she wakes up in Leonardo’s room “in a state of utter confusion”, “naked in bed with “the boy next door. to her.
She recounts that when she asks what had happened, the third son of the president of the Senate answers: “We came here after the disco with my car.” And the boy would have added “that she had had sex with me under the influence of drugs”, and that a friend of hers, who slept in another room, and whom she never saw, “had sex with me”. without my knowledge.” In shock, scared and trembling, reports that he asked for his clothes back that were in another room. Meanwhile, the president of the Senate “peered into the room and saw me in bed. He left.” A circumstance confirmed on Friday by Ignazio La Russa. To allow him to leave home, Leonardo finally forced her to kiss him.: «“I ask you for a kiss or I won’t let you out”. At that moment she came closer and kissed me against my will. I didn’t say anything out of fear.” Taking the street past the condo’s courtyard and a gate, the 22-year-old says she has resumed seeking comfort from friends over the phone by chatting as she did immediately after waking up asking if they knew what had happened to her. One, the one who had accompanied her to the disco, at that moment invites her to go immediately to the emergency room.and when she returns home, her mother does the same, who then already accompanies her that afternoon to Mangiagalli.
cocaine and cannabis
The young woman was visited at the Clinic’s anti-violence center at 4:30 p.m. on May 19.. On sheet no. 297 is certified to suffer from “nausea and dizziness” and “amnesia regarding what happened”, but does not present “detectable lesions” if two superficial bruises are excluded, one measuring 2.5 by 1.5 centimeters at the “level of the neck skin on the right side” and a “non-bleeding 5 cm lateral band on the left thigh”. The tests also detect positivity to cocaine, cannabis and benzodiazepines. He claims to have taken two doses of cocaine before the disco and a Xanax tranquilizer.
The girl will be heard as a witness in the coming days by the prosecutor Rosaria Stagnaro and by the deputy Letizia Mannella, who heads the “weak subjects” department. The delay in filing the lawsuit, they evaluate in investigative circles, could be compatible with the dramatic experience that he claims to have suffered, so much so that the law grants a full year for the victim to decide whether to file a complaint, and more than one would have caution is recommended when involving the son of an important person such as the second office of the state.
The gynecological examination, as mentioned, that afternoon verified the three lesions. The issue is extremely delicate because compatibility category is very slippery in court proceedings, and should be understood more as a kind of warning about a point that deserves to be explored by research. In addition, it would not even be a decisive issue for the result of the investigation, because the crime of sexual violence can also be committed without coercion but by inducement, a situation in which there is an active subject who, even without violence, takes advantage of the conditions of physical or mental inferiority of the victim to obtain a fictitious consent to the relationship and therefore carry out the sexual abuse. And since drugs and alcohol can certainly be the cause of mental or physical inferiority, by law there can only be sexual violence if the perpetrator, instead of stopping in the face of this even temporary deterioration of the victim (perhaps that she provoked), exploits it for the satisfaction of the sexual impulses of a person who is not present to himself. The investigators of the Milan Mobile will acquire the telephone records to verify communications and movements of the people involved. The second young man who allegedly had relations with the young woman has not yet been formally identified.although the first name is in demand, and it will be necessary to acquire the recordings of the cameras outside and inside the disco and near the La Russa house.