Brit tourist who raped sons friend in her hotel room is arrested at airport

A British tourist has been arrested on suspicion of raping his son’s female friend at a hotel in the Spanish island resort of Magaluf, after apparently trying to flee the country. The holidaymaker was held at Palma Airport in Majorca after allegedly packing his bags and trying to leave in a hurry hours later.

The woman, who is also understood to be British, told detectives she was forced to have sex after falling asleep in her friend’s room, which had an internal door leading into his dad’s room.

The older man is believed to have surprised her in the middle of the night after entering the room while his son was out partying.

The alleged rape victim, thought to be aged about 20, fled the unnamed hotel and raised the alarm at a Civil Guard office close to the Punta Ballena party strip in Magaluf, according to local officials.

Majorcan daily newspaper Ultima Hora said officers took a witness statement before going to the hotel and finding the man they were looking for had already checked out.

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He was detained at his flight boarding gate, having allegedly rescheduled his return days before he was originally due to leave.

An investigating magistrate ordered his remand in jail after he was taken to court for questioning during a closed session in which the alleged victim gave her version of events.

Spain’s Civil Guard force have not yet made any comment about the incident and subsequent arrest, reported to have happened on Tuesday. Court officials could not be reached early this morning.

The man in custody, believed to be aged about 45, has not been named.

He has not yet been officially charged with any crime, as is normal in Spain where formal charges are only laid shortly before trial.

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