Disabled person abused on Taranto line bus, 8 drivers under investigation – Puglia

Disabled person abused on Taranto line bus, 8 drivers under investigation – Puglia
Disabled person abused on Taranto line bus, 8 drivers under investigation – Puglia

The investigating judge rejected the arrests, imposed a ban on approach

They parked buses in isolated places, blocked doors, and then abused a disabled girl. For this reason, 8 drivers of Amat, the Taranto public transport company, aged between 40 and 62, are being investigated for aggravated sexual violence against a twenty-year-old woman suffering from obvious mental illness. The investigating judge of the Ionian capital imposed a ban on them from approaching the girl and her boyfriend, who in June 2020 convinced her to report the violence to the carabinieri.

House arrest requested by the prosecutor rejected. The prosecutor accuses the eight suspects of the crimes of sexual violence with the aggravating circumstances of having acted on a person subject to limitations of personal freedom and for having committed the act as persons in charge of public service.

The facts refer to the period between October 2018 and April 2020. The girl – it emerges from the documents – was a frequent frequenter of the Amat bus lines and the violence allegedly took place on the buses that were parked in isolated places, under a flyover near the terminus at the merchant port or near one of the Ilva gatehouses. Here, the judge reconstructs, the drivers closed the doors of the vehicle and took advantage of the “extreme vulnerability” of the young victim.

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