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08 de Marzo del 2000

ATTEMPTED RAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD FAILS AT YOUTH RECREATION CENTER. By Pura Castilla, Cuba Free Press.

Ciego de Avila.- An attacker severely beat 12-year-old Orisleydis Parra Balcárcel but still was not successful in a sexual assault at the Provincial Studios Cabaret, a sort of discotheque for the youth of this locality. This is one of two such cabarets in this city.

No information was available about how the youngster and her 15-year-old male companion were allowed entrance, since smoking and drinking is permitted in these places in addition to dancing.

The attack occurred when Orisleydis, accompanied by her young friend, made her way to the bathroom on the ground floor of the building. On the way, someone struck the boy with a stone and he ran, leaving Orisleydis at the mercy of the criminal. He carried her to the rear of the building and there the young man, about 20 years of age, whose identity is unknown, tried to rape her.

The girl offered such resistance that she was brutally beaten, receiving multiple injuries over her entire body. She later required four stitches to close a cut in the head. Her resistance produced some good results; the attacker was not able to rape her.

Meanwhile, her young friend who had fled brought help to the desperate Orisleydis. The unknown attacker was captured and now is in prison.

At the same time, Orisleydis's mother was in the nation's capital with a son who is ill, leaving the young girl under the care of an aunt. It is not known whether the girl had obtained her aunt's permission to attend the cabaret.

Pura Castilla, Cuba Free Press.


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