|Alcalá de los Gazules,|
where the incident occurred
JIMENA An incident that occurred a week ago last Friday, January 5, has been making the rounds of the village and beyond. The rumour mill is working overtime yet little can be confirmed through official channels. While we have not spoken directly to the alleged victim herself, we are able to identify her. Her name, address or any other identifying fact will never be published by us unless it is first done so in an official statement or with her expressed permission. Only the following is confirmed: the incident happened in Alcalá de los Gazules, where three young men -- two of them from Jimena, the other from Algeciras -- sexually abused an expat resident of Jimena, a British girl, very violently. The young girl, who is not under age, is at present not in hospital and is recovering at home. Neither the police nor the Guardia Civil will say if the alleged perpetrators are in jail or not. It is the opinion of several people close to both the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrators, that a situation got out of hand thanks in good part to an excess of drink and drugs. And that is all we will be saying about this until there is an official communiqué on the subject.