Gang rape trial drawing to a close. (Guernsey)

Posted on July 31, 2012



Jess Stevenson reports.

The trial of three men charged with ‘gang rape’ in Guernsey is drawing to a close.

Bruno Loreto, 30, Ruben Almeida, 28, and Jose Pinto, 40 all deny the multiple rape of a 23 year old woman.

Both the prosecution and defence have finished their closing statements.

The woman claims the incident happened at a property in St Peter Port on Rouge Huis Avenue after she left Folies nightclub in August last year.

Prior to that she said she had spoken to one of the defendants Bruno Loreto inside the club and he had brought her a drink which she had left unattended for a time.

Afterwards she said she felt unwell and left intending to get a taxi home. The woman says she remembers being in a car and being sick after arriving at the house.

She also remembered feeling numb and heavy on a bed where the alleged offences happened.

She told the court she could not have got up even if she had wanted to.