Man in custody accused of Burriana beach rape

  • The police are currently investigating whether he had also drugged his victim beforehand

A 25-year-old man from Granada, identified as J. A. A., has been remanded in custody inconnection with the rape of a woman on Burriana beach in Nerja on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses raised the alarm, reporting seeing the man having sexual intercourse with a woman, apparently without her consent. The woman, said reports, appeared to be intoxicated and semiconscious. Another man, J. L. M. S., 35, was reported to have been watching the scene “as if he were waiting his turn”. He has been released with charges. When officers arrived on the scene the two men attempted to escape, first in their car, which had broken down, and then on foot. The woman, 37, also from Granada, had apparently travelled to Nerja with the two suspects but told police that she couldn’t remember how she got there. Officers are investigating whether the victim had been given the submission drug known as ‘burundanga’.