A GANG of predators requested the ages of two 15-year-old British women then dragged them into bushes and raped them, police say.
Prosecutors mentioned the youngsters had their drinks spiked earlier than they have been set upon by gatecrashers at a backyard social gathering in an unique villa in southern Italy.
CCTV footage confirmed a bunch of males heading in the direction of the sector behind the villa[/caption]
The ladies have been on the final evening of their vacation and have been resulting from fly again to England the following day to begin faculty.
They advised cops they “simply needed to bounce” on the swanky celebration in Marconia di Pisticci on September 6.
However the variety of company doubled from 20 to 40 when a bunch of native lads together with two rappers turned up uninvited.
One lady advised investigators: “We went to the social gathering with out realizing anybody.
“At the start there have been about twenty folks, then others got here.”
The ladies mentioned their first drink was poured by the barman, after which they have been supplied a second by males they met on the social gathering, who appeared “good”.
One lady added: “They requested each me and my buddy how outdated we have been and we mentioned 15. Possibly additionally they advised us their age however I can’t keep in mind the dialog.
“Quickly after, my buddy and I acquired sick. I keep in mind feeling unusual and really confused.
“We didn’t use medication. Somebody put one thing in our drink.”
‘BRUTAL AND EXTREME’
Cops say the gang led the women to a discipline the place they beat them savagely and took turns to sexually assault them.
Officers described the rape as a ”brutal and excessive assault”.
Regardless of their confused state, the women have been capable of combat them off.
One teenager mentioned of the assault: ”I advised them to cease. I used to be shouting in English ‘let me go’.
“They took off their trousers and I attempted to defend myself by biting the penis of 1.
“I noticed that one among them was making an attempt to movie it on his telephone.”
Afterwards, the livid uncle of 1 lady went to the social gathering – the place company advised him ”don’t name the police, you’ll destroy the social gathering”, in keeping with leaked copies of the investigation.
However cops have been referred to as and hours later they arrested 4 native males – Michele Massiello, 23, Giuseppe Gargano, 19, Alessandro Zuccaro, 21, and Alberto Lopatiello, 22.
Michele Masiello, 23, is the fourth suspect[/caption]
The 4 males – pictured by Italian media – are in custody on suspicion of sexual violence and wounding, with a fast-track trial resulting from happen subsequent week.
One other three males have been named as a part of the investigation however aren’t in custody.
They embody a pair of YouTube rappers – one the son of a policewoman – who posted a music video with the lyrics “b****es unbuckle by belt”.
Yesterday a pal of rapper Michele Leone – referred to as Purple Michael – advised the Solar On-line he was a “good man” who babysat his younger sister.
He added: “He left the social gathering earlier than the rape, the media is deceptive.
“He had nothing to do with it.”
Cops launched CCTV from the villa allegedly displaying a bunch of males fleeing the scene.
Officers arrested the 4 suspects in a sequence of daybreak raids.
The ladies are mentioned to have confirmed their identities after seeing their social media profiles, and urine samples have confirmed each youngsters have been drugged.
Relations have flown out to Italy and are with the women, who’re resulting from attend a fast-track listening to subsequent week.
The boys concerned deny the allegations.
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Rappers Michele Leone and Egidio Andriulli have been added to the register of suspects[/caption]
The YouTube lure artists have posted movies with bundles of money[/caption]
A banner in town corridor in Pisticci reads ‘We aren’t all the identical. Our neighborhood asks your forgiveness’[/caption]