Five Italian hotel workers drugged and gangraped a British mother while she was on holiday before sharing a video of the attack in a WhatsApp group called ‘Dirty Habits’, a court heard.
The alleged victim, 50, was said to have been targeted on the last day of a holiday to Sorrento, Naples, with her daughter to try and get over her husband’s recent death.
Both were allegedly served spiked drinks by two barmen at their hotel before they ‘focused their attention on the older woman’, attacking her twice in a store cupboard then handing her over to colleagues.
The co-workers then forced themselves on her in a staff room and shared videos of the attack on the WhatsApp group, The Sun reported.
She was later dumped back in her room at the Hotel Alimuri and returned to Britain the following day where she reported the attack.
DNA samples sent to Italian authorities are said to have matched two of the accused while drug tests allegedly revealed high levels of the date rape drug GHB in her system.
All five men were arrested after officers trawled through work logs and later found images of the woman on the group chat.
Prosecutor Antonio Barba called for the five defendants to be ‘made an example of’ following the attack, which he said was ‘carried out with the use of drugs’.
But lawyers for the accused, who all either work at the resort or used to be employed there, dispute the test results and claim the complainant was using tranquilizers to cope with her bereavement.
Antonio Miniero, Gennaro Davide Gargiulo, Raffaele Regio, Francesco Ciro D’Antonio, Fabio De Virgilio, Catello Graziuso, Vincenzo and Francesco Guida all deny rape.
The trial continues.