JESOLO (VENICE) – He left the room, convinced by a smile, with a few kind words, and between sun loungers and parasols immersed in the darkness of the evening he discovered that his new friend was hiding a monstrous soul. Wednesday evening, on the beach of Jesolo – the most important seaside resort of the Venetian – a young girl of only 15 years was lured and then raped by a young foreigner, who persuaded her to leave his companionship for a more intimate, quieter conversation, benefited from her. So he managed to escape by losing his tracks.
The police are investigating the issue – to be clarified in many respects, who saved the minor and tries to identify the culprit. The girl, living in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, was on holiday with her family, not in Jesolo but in one of the many seaside resorts on the coast of the province of Venice that benefit during the summer from the trails provided by disco & # 39; s and bars in Jesolo. Here many Venetians gather in search of entertainment, many Italians come from outside the region, but even more tourists from Russia, Germany, Austria and more. With thousands of performances every day on the beaches – and as much as the night, along the streets and squares full of restaurants and clubs – close the police every year, but even the constant gaze of carabinieri, police and police, or the increase in lighting along the more sheltered roads, they were able to discourage crime.
Dealers and thieves limit themselves to moving a few meters – sighs the mayor of Jesolo, Valerio Zoggia – more severe punishments should serve as a real deterrent. The crowd offers both a shield and a large choice of victims for criminals, and this applies to those who sell drugs, for those who have other goals in mind.
Even the little girl from Friuli was approached by her attacker while in the triangle of Jesolo's nightlife, he was at a place in Piazza Mazzini, the center of the city's nightlife, along with four other friends. The 15-year-old could have spent the evening outdoors, far from her parents, perhaps reassured by the idea that Wednesday could be a quieter day than the busy weekends. However, unlike his companions, the young woman did not stay in the club for long: after being approached by a boy, she followed him to the beach and nobody saw her.
Only at the end of the evening, when he returned, his friends were worried not having heard anything about her. They searched for her in the area, but they found her only when they reached the beach, led by shouts and screams. Immediate call to 113, then the ride to the hospital. The 15-year-old told that she had suffered violence, that she was forced into a relationship by a young man she had recently met and that the police immediately tracked down the aggressor. Not yet clear whether the girl was approached in the room or earlier, during her vacation. In the last year there were 23 cases of sexual violence in the Veneziano, 28 percent more than the 18 of the previous 12 months.