#parents | #teensvaping | Brit Cyprus gang rape teen claims Israeli boys ‘attacked her like animals’

The British teen at the centre of a Cyprus gang rape case has spoken out about her horror Ayia Napa ordeal after she alleged a summer fling and his friends raper her.

Recounting the details of the rape the 19-year-old woman told the Daily Mail she “struggled to breathe” when her date kneeled on her chest and began to rape her orally.

The woman, who can not be named for legal reasons, was charged with fabricating the rape and was sentenced to five weeks in jail.

But she was allowed to return home to Derbyshire after the judge imposed a suspended sentence.

She claims her confession was obtained “under duress” and vows to “continue the legal fight to clear her name”.

After the attack, she ran screaming from the scene to her friend Becca who rushed to help her

The woman, who was 18 at the time of the alleged rape, met a group of Israeli boys and hit it off with one in particular.

On the night of the rape, she said sex with the boy began consensually but “everything changed” when a “group of Sam’s Israeli friends came in”.

She said: “We started kissing on his bed.

“Then everything changed, I remember seeing light from under the door and a group of Sam’s Israeli friends came in.

“They were shouting and jeering, he was keeling on my chest and he began to rape me orally, so I could hardly breathe.

“He was shouting Hebrew to his Israeli friends and they were jumping around laughing.

“I was in distress, I shouted no, get out, no, I tried to cross my legs”.

She said her arms were flailing and claims she tried “desperately to get away” but then the boy got annoyed and said he grabbed her “left knee and pinned it down so I was accessible”.

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The girl told the Daily Mail: “I couldn’t see what was happening.

Then other lads got hold of my ankles and they took turns to rape me.

“You lose track of time.

“The whole thing probably lasted around half an hour and then Sam got off my chest.

“He lifted his weight off the upper half of my body and shouted something to his friends.

“And then I managed to pull myself out. I scrabbled across the floor, pulled on my shorts and grabbed my bag.

“I was so scared I ran out without my shoes and there was a bunch of boys standing at the door.

“I ran past them and down to the stairwell screaming, Stay away!

“Then one of them threw my shoes at me and I slipped them on as I was running downstairs.

“When I got to the bottom there were two or three more Israelis standing there in front of the door”.

She claims her confession was obtained “under duress”

After the attack, she ran screaming from the scene to her friend Becca who rushed to help her.

She told the Daily Mail: “I don’t think I told her explicitly what had happened.

“I just said, they’ve all done it to me”.

The friends then walked the short distance to a nearby clinic and were then taken to a police station in Paralimni where they waited to make a statement.

Almost 12 hours after the attack, the teenager was seen by a doctor at the hospital.

She said: “I was bleeding internally; I did for several days.

“I had finger-mark bruising all over my legs and a terrible throat infection. My neck and lymph nodes were swollen.

“My eyes were bruised. The doctor took two internal swabs. It felt invasive. He was manhandling me and pulling roughly at my legs.

“He did not examine my upper body –— I still had my T-shirt on — but I’d been bruised on my upper arms during the attack.

“The next day my throat was so swollen it looked grotesque — as wide as my head. I got a taxi to the hospital.

“At first they thought my neck might have been broken in the attack. They X-rayed it.

“Then I was put on antiretroviral drugs because they were worried — wrongly as it turned out — that I might have HIV.”

From the police station the teen was forced to relay the full extent of her version of events to her mother

From the police station, the teen was forced to relay the full extent of her version of events to her mother who immediately flew to Cyprus.

She told Daily Mail that she felt “overwhelmed with grief” when she finally saw her daughter who was “frightened, withdrawn and huddled up in bed”.

Recalling the conversation, she said: “I was commuting to work in London for a meeting when my daughter rang from a friend’s phone to say something horrible had happened.

“She was at a police station; she’d been raped by a group of lads.

“I felt overwhelmed with grief really – no one had died but I couldn’t make it right.

“She’d been happy, outgoing, self-confident; now my golden girl, my only child, was broken”.

Nine days after the attack, police called the hotel where the alleged victim was now staying with her daughter.

Cops asked her to come down to the lobby to clarify a few points and later took her to Paralimni station where “everything was shut down”.

She said: “I expected to go to the nearby police station in Ayia Napa but we went off in an unmarked car to Paralimni.

“Everything there was shut down, dark, except one corridor, I had a panic attack.

“They started to question me, rapid-fire questions, and they told me they’d seen a video showing me having consensual group sex, that I’d been lying about the rape.

“Nothing was recorded. I didn’t have a lawyer. I wanted to message Mum. I felt cornered but I stood my ground”.

She claims officers kept her for “eight hours” in a “dark room in a locked wing” of the police station

She claims officers kept her for “eight hours” in a “dark room in a locked wing” of the police station.

During questioning, she said: “One of the male officers started getting really annoyed.

“He said, ‘It’s late and I’ve got a family to go home to. You’re going to be locked up if you don’t sign this retraction statement.’

“I felt trapped. It was surreal.

“You can only understand if you’ve been interrogated relentlessly for hours.

“It was traumatising. I was in this dark room without any support. thinking, what the hell am I going to do?

“So under duress, I signed a statement that had been concocted; dictated by the police and the second I did, the officer’s demeanour changed.”

The devastated teen said she knew she had done something “totally wrong” and wondered “why on earth” she signed the confession.

But as soon as she did “everything started unraveling” and they handed her a warrant for her arrest.

She told the Daily Mail: “They handed me a warrant for my arrest and told me I’d been charged with public mischief — falsifying an offense that hadn’t happened. I was dumbstruck.’

In the early hours of the morning, she was driven “by two bulky, mafia-like men in a police car to a detention centre” just outside party capital Ayia Napa.

Her mum said “worry grew” after texts went unanswered and “she didn’t come back” as the evening passed”.

She said she learnt of her daughter’s arrest through one of her friends and “couldn’t believe it”

She said she learned of her daughter’s arrest through one of her friends and “couldn’t believe it”.

The teen’s mum told Daily Mail: “I called the British Embassy to ask for their help.

“I needed to get her a lawyer, I found out that she had been taken to a detention centre and would appear in court two days later”.

At home, her father helped set up a crowd-funding page which has raised £155,000 towards the cost of legal expenses.

Locked in a prison cell, the hazel-eyed teenager said she felt like she was “waking in a nightmare.”

She said: “I was there in that cell alone, lying on a raised iron bed with a plastic sheet for a mattress. Looking back on it now, it all feels like a waking nightmare.

“There was no toilet, just a hole in the floor.

“The wall was stained with blood, faeces, and urine. Soiled tissues left by the previous occupant were strewn over the floor.”




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