Italian authorities are investigating claims of a 32-year-old Belgian woman who says she was kidnapped by 6 migrants and forced into sexual slavery for 2 months.
The 32-year-old claimed to have been kidnapped by the 6 Tunisian migrants and held from January to February 2017 in the city of Sanremo that lies in the north-west along the Italian Riviera, 7sur7 reports.
Investigators say that the woman, who lives on the Côte d’Azur, approached one of the men involved who offered to sell her drugs on the night of January the 10th. The man took the opportunity to then force the woman to one of the homes of the migrants where she said she was repeatedly raped while being tied to a bed.
According to the victim, the 6 men were all from Tunisia and were aged between 23 and 50 years old.
She also described that one of the men would stand guard in the house to make sure she had no opportunity to escape and then the men began not only taking turns raping her would take money from other men who raped her, as well.
The woman was eventually released and the 6 men have all been arrested. The victim's expected to testify in the case at a hearing set for the 25th of January.
Migrant sex attacks have become common following the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, with some women having been murdered, such as German student Maria Ladenburger.
A similar case occurred in Austria over New Year’s with a group of nine Iraqi asylum seekers being charged with raping a German woman in Vienna after one of the rapists lured her to an apartment. After being raped by the 9 men, the woman was able to escape the apartment the following day and inform the police.