The 36-year-old victim reported that she suffered the sexual assault last Friday in the Agua La Perra park.
The Civil Guard proceeded on Monday to arrest four young people of Maghreb origin for allegedly raping a 36-year-old woman in a park in Puerto Rico, in the municipality of Mogán .
Those arrested are accused of a group sexual assault that allegedly occurred last Friday when the victim, according to his version, had become concerned about their situation when he was walking through a park in the aforementioned tourist town.
The Armed Institute opened an investigation after receiving the complaint made by the woman, a citizen of Irish origin who has lived for years in the south of the island with her family.
She assured that while she was walking through the park area of the Agua La Perra ravine she started a conversation with a small group of young people of Maghreb origin to find out what their situation was. It was then that the group rape occurred, according to sources close to the investigation.
The alleged victim first went to a health center, where a doctor performed a check-up and issued a report detailing injuries that could be related to the events. Thus, later, he presented the corresponding complaint.
The Civil Guard, as soon as it had knowledge of the facts, began the investigations to, with the physical description and of the facts given by the alleged victim, identify the four alleged perpetrators of the violation and proceed to their arrest for an alleged crime of sexual assault.
Arrest on sunday
Thus, last Sunday the four young people were arrested, all of them of Maghreb origin and who had recently arrived on the island in a boat. These had been admitted to reception centers set up in the municipalities of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Mogán, but had been expelled . One of them already had a record for other crimes , including one for events similar to those that occurred last Friday.
It is expected that over the next few hours they will be made available to the court acting as guard of the judicial district of San Bartolomé de Tirajana to take a statement.
The south of Gran Canaria already experienced in the summer of 2018 a multiple rape by a group of young people of a minor. Five boys, who had even called themselves ‘La Nueva Manada’ in reference to the case of the rape that occurred in the Sanfermines of 2016, were detained by the National Police.