The court in Malaga. / SUR

Twelve year prison sentence for man who raped a British teen in Fuengirola alleyway

The court also ordered the 36-year-old to be deported from Spain when he has served his sentence

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

A man who faced a court in Malaga accused of raping a 15-year-old British girl in Fuengirola has admitted his guilt. As a result, the 36-year-old Senegalese man has been handed a 12-year prison sentence and he will deported from Spain at the end of serving his time in jail, and be banned from entering Spain for ten years from that date.

The man had been facing a charge of sexually assaulting the teenager in an alleyway in the Costa del Sol town on the morning of 1 January, 2020. According to prosecutor the girl did not have the strength to call for help after the attack, and has subsequently suffered from post-traumatic stress symptoms.

After the rape was reported, the girl told investigators of a previous episode involving the man in August 2019 on the night she was celebrating her birthday. The man allegedly approached her offering cocaine and, after she refused to accept it, grabbed her arm with the intention of dragging her away. However, this was prevented by the girl's friends who were with her at the birthday celebration.

The court also ordered compensation of 20,000 euros to be paid for the psychological harm the victim suffered.