Last Friday, four migrants from North Africa gang-raped a 36-year-old Irish woman on Gran Canaria, which belongs to Spain's Canary Islands, according to police reports.
The woman stopped at their makeshift camp during her walk in the Agua Le Perre park and reportedly asked if she could help them in any way.
The four men responded by grabbing her and allegedly forcibly raped her.
After the rape, the woman went to the hospital for treatment. Local police officers detained the suspects, aged between 18 and 36, and the case was handed over to the courts.
The men had only recently arrived on the island of Gran Canaria by boat. The local media reported that the men were assigned government-provided accommodation managed by the Red Cross. However, they were expelled from the facility due to violations of the rules, according to El Periodico.
The alleged rape took place on Friday in the town of Mogan as the woman of Irish descent was walking through the park. The woman reportedly lives on the Canary Islands, which belong to Spain, and are located off the West Coast of Africa.
The trial was scheduled to begin on Wednesday this week.
The island is an increasingly popular destination for migrants, with eight times as many migrants arriving in 2020 compared to 2019.