A 14 year old girl was raped by two immigrants in a park in Rome, Italy on Saturday and authorities already suspect Eastern European Rroma, Il Tempo reads in its electronic edition, quoted by Romanian news agency Mediafax. The incident happened on Valentines Day when the 14 year old girl and her 16 year old boyfriend were harassed in Appio Latino and then dragged to Caffarella Park.
The girl was raped and her boyfriend was beaten. The attackers stole their belongings including money and cellphones. In the area, on Rome's outskirts, there are some illegal Rroma camps. When informed, Rome's mayor Gianni Alemanno, who was visiting Slovenia, contacted Rome's law enforcement authorities immediately.
He declared that, after talking to Rome's police chief, he learned the two aggressors had an Eastern accent and a darker skin. Alemanno added that the problem of illegal immigrants has become a social emergency and authorities needed to act immediately, without any tolerance against felons.
Six Romanians were arrested in Rome after raping a 21 year old Italian girl in the Guidonia suburb on January 22. Four of the suspects were retained and two presumed accomplices were placed in home detention.