A 38-year-old African man was arrested overnight after police were called to a severe beating in Playa de Las Américas. The assault took place around 3am near Torres de Yomeli, in the heart of the tourist area. It appears that the victim, a Nigerian prostitute, had agreed to have sex with the man, who is said to originate from Chad, but when she insisted that he used a condom, he started to attack her in a particularly brutal fashion. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention, and the man is in police custody in the Las Américas Comisaría.
Residents of the area say that they have repeatedly complained about the lack of a police presence in an area known for prostitution.They insist that this latest attack is one of many similar incidents. El Dia