In prison on charges of raping a girl he met a few hours earlier in the Vucciria. The police carried out a custody order against a 41-year-old man, now under investigation for sexual assault, who allegedly abused a 29 year old in the area of via Ugo La Malfa. The analysis of the images of some cameras that allowed the investigators to trace the suspect’s car and reconstruct the path taken that night is fundamental.
“He raped me in the car”: a girl’s complaint
The episode dates back to last week. The young woman would go out with friends and she would have met the 41-year-old that very evening, drinking and eating in the company of other people in the historic Palermo market. After a few hours he would offer to accompany her to her house and she would accept her ride. During the journey, however, the suspect would have changed direction and would have headed to a sleeper in via Ugo La Malfa, where the sexual violence would later be consummated.
After the incident, the young woman would be able to escape and return home. The next morning, after having found the courage to confide in her ex-boyfriend, the 29-year-old went to file a complaint at the police station. Investigators listened to the victim’s account, seized her clothing for investigation and invited her to go to the hospital to be checked. The doctors found various bruises but above all injuries to the private parts compatible with those of a rape.
The agents of the San Lorenzo police station, starting from the few elements available, reconstructed the route that the man and the girl would have done in the car. “The policemen – reads a note from the police headquarters – retraced the places reported by the victim in the hours preceding the alleged attack and noticed the presence of various video surveillance systems. The extrapolated images made it possible to identify the man’s face,” the car in which he would have driven away with the victim, also recognizable by a conspicuous dent “..
The investigative activity made it possible, a few days after the complaint, to tighten the circle and thus reach the identity of the alleged perpetrator of sexual violence. The judge for preliminary investigations, considering that the precautionary needs exist and also in consideration of the seriousness of the crime, ordered the application of precautionary custody in prison up to trial for the 41-year-old from Palermo.CopyAMP code