Wednesday 11 December 2019

Two men who high-fived each other following rape are jailed

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Dean Gray

Two Italian men who filmed themselves raping a 23-year-old woman in a London nightclub have been jailed for seven-and-a-half years each.

Ferdinando Orlando (25) and Lorenzo Costanzo (26) carried out the attack in the maintenance room of the Toy Room club in Soho, in the early hours of February 26, 2017.

Police said CCTV captured the men high-fiving and hugging each other afterwards, while their victim lay abandoned in the club's toilets in extreme pain.

She required surgery after the attack and had since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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"I truly struggle with how two humans could behave like such animals to another person and think of that as funny and like a badge of honour," she said.

The men escaped justice for more than a year after the incident by returning to Italy, but were eventually arrested.

Irish Independent

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