Thursday 22 March 2018

Horror as Snapchat video shows 'two men raping groggy woman'

The video has sparked outrage across France


Caroline Mortimer

A police investigation has been launched after a video emerged of two men allegedly raping a “groggy” woman on Snapchat.

The video, which was uploaded to social media sites in France on Sunday evening, has provoked outrage.

Two men suspected of being behind the attack were arrested in the town of Perpignan on near the border with Spain on Monday morning, The Local reports.

The video allegedly shows two men “humiliating” the young women before assaulting her.

She attempts to resist her attackers but appears to be either drunk or drugged.

Images also show two men buying alcohol at the local supermarket.

Their faces remained hidden the entire time.

Specialist police from Paris have been placed in charge of the investigation.

According to local French media one of the suspects - who were identified on Facebook - was allegedly already known to police.

A French women's rights group has called for the perpetrators to be tried for distribution of the video on revenge porn charges alongside the charge of rape.

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