Twelve Israeli youths held in Cyprus over rape of 19-year-old UK tourist at resort

| 19.07,19. 07:35 AM |


Twelve Israeli youths held in Cyprus over rape of 19-year-old UK tourist at resort


Suspects are led by police into court in Cyprus. (AAP)


Twelve Israeli youths have been remanded in custody in Cyprus on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old British tourist at a holiday resort.


The youths, aged between 16 and 18, are alleged to have raped the woman in a hotel room in Ayia Napa, a resort on the island's southeast coast.


The woman told police the incident happened on Wednesday morning in her hotel room.


Medical examiners said they found bruises and scratches on the woman.


The suspects and the alleged victim had been holidaying in Ayia Napa, which is known for its all-night party lifestyle.


The suspects, who have not been charged, were taken before a district court in the nearby town of Paralimni on Thursday where a local magistrate remanded them in custody for eight days, pending completion of inquiries.


Proceedings were conducted behind closed doors in accordance with Cypriot law on rape cases and because some of the suspects are legally minors.


The suspects covered their faces with their T-shirts as they were being escorted in and out of the court building.


One was in tears, according to SigmaLive, a Cypriot news portal.


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