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Man held for sexually assaulting girlfriend in Italy

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 22:53

Rome: Police in the central Italian city of Perugia Monday arrested a 22-year-old Congolese migrant on suspicion of sexually assaulting his Italian girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him.

Doctors said the 20-year-old girl will need 30 days to recover from the injuries she sustained in the attack Sunday.

The girl has bruises all over her body and a fractured right eye socket that will require surgery. She also has deep wounds to her scalp and bites on one of her calves, according to hospital doctors who are treating her.

The girl called emergency services and said her boyfriend had raped and assaulted her after she refused to have sex.

When police arrived at the apartment on the outskirts of Perugia, they found the Congolese migrant inside, pretending to be asleep in bed.

The man denies attacking his girlfriend.


First Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 22:53

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