Cyprus Mail

Bulgarian held for alleged rape in Limassol

By Constantinos Psillides

A 38-YEAR old Bulgarian man was arrested on Wednesday in relation to the alleged rape of a 37-year old Ukrainian woman in Kapsalos area in Limassol, police said.

According to the police report, the woman said that she was attacked and raped by the 38-year old at his apartment, which she visited for an advertisement that said dogs were available for sale.

The victim said she was attacked the moment she entered the apartment. She said that she tried to fight him off but the man subdued her with a club and subsequently raped her.

At some point the woman said she escaped by jumping off the apartment’s balcony, naked and wrapped in a bed sheet. The apartment was on the first floor.

She then entered a nearby take-away shop were she said she was attacked and raped and asked the owner to notify the police. CyBC reports quoted eye-witnesses as saying that the woman was bloodied and terrified. She was rushed to hospital were it was revealed she had suffered extensive injuries caused by a blunt instrument.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested the 38-year old in his apartment. The man was found cleaning blood stains and getting rid of the victim’s personal items and clothing, according to the police report. He is to appear before court today.

According to CyBC, the Ukrainian is a mother of two but police couldn’t confirm the report.

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