Police Deny Allegations About Rape and Attempted Kidnapping of Italian Woman in Rabat

The national police (DGSN) flatly denied information spread by some national news websites, quoting the Italian press, alleging that an Italian woman was a victim of rape and attempted kidnapping in Rabat.

In order to enlighten the public opinion, the DGSN affirmed that the only complaint received by the Rabat police is related to a violent robbery attempt filed by an Italian student, during her internship in Morocco, against three individuals who were boarding a vehicle and attempted to rob her at 2:30 a.m. in the Al Adarissa street.

The Rabat judicial police reacted quickly and seriously to this case, the police said in a statement, adding that the services in charge of the complaint watched the surveillance camera recording which showed an individual getting out of a parked car.

The suspect’s identity is being checked through the facial recognition system. Investigations are still going on to identify the owner of the vehicle used in this assault and arrest other possible accomplices in this case, said the source. The police said that the investigation into the complaint lodged by the Italian national for attempted robbery is under way, under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office.


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