Story By: Juan Fernandez, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A 55-year-old man has been arrested for drugging and raping a 21-year-old woman over a dozen times in Argentina.
The details surfaced after suspected rapist Nestor Fabian Giuliani, 55, was arrested on 1st December 2019 while refereeing a local football match in the neighborhood Ciudad Oculta located in the eastern Argentine capital Buenos Aires.
Local media said that Giuliani was arrested after an unnamed 21-year-old woman accused him of raping her on 41 separate occasions.
Reports later surfaced that the victim was raped on at least a dozen occasions and abused 41 other times.
The victim reportedly recognized Giuliani’s face after videos of him robbing meat shops around Buenos Aires were shown on television, prompting her to go to the authorities.
Details of the case have since emerged in local media, stating that the suspect drugged the victim with sleeping pills until she would “lose consciousness”.
Head deputy of the Crimes Against Health division Guillermo Taddeo explained the victim was “threatened with weapons” and was “moved to several homes in the Greater Buenos Aires area”.
Taddeo went on to say Giuliani “drugged her using sleeping pills, made her lose consciousness and then abducted her over several days”.
Taddeo also spoke about Giuliani’s previous run-ins with the police saying he was recently released from prison in August 2019 “after serving a 25-year sentence for several crimes, all serious, including use of weapons, theft, and homicide.
“There is also an incident of him resisting arrest in the province of Buenos Aires when he stabbed a police officer, who is now out of danger.”
Since the suspect’s arrest, the victim and her family have reportedly left the Ciudad Oculta neighborhood after receiving threats.
Giuliani was reportedly heard saying “she will see what will happen to her” the moment he was handcuffed by the police.
He is currently being held in the Ezeiza Penal Colony in Greater Buenos Aires, according to reports.
It is currently unclear when the trial is set to take place and what the specific charges are.
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