THE NATIONAL POLICE have arrested a thirty-one-year-old Spanish man on suspicion of sexually assaulting four girls in Fuengirola over the past six weeks.
The alleged perpetrator is said to have threatened all his victims with a screwdriver before attacking them. The man, whose name has not been released by the police, is said by the victims to have driven to and from the attacks in a white van and is described as having short, dark hair, an athletic build, a tattoo on his arm, and as being between five foot five and five foot seven.
The first assault came on May 31 when the alleged assailant is said to have approached a young Spanish girl, following her through the door to a building and then into its lift with her. Once inside he allegedly threatened to kill her before forcing her to take down his trousers. The man fled before carrying out his assault however, after being disturbed by a noise.
Another victim was assaulted as she walked home along a street alone after a night out with friends. The man tried to make the Spanish girl touch him before one of her friends caught her up and started screaming. Reportedly the man did not flee but simply walked casually back to his parked white van.
In his final attack, the alleged perpetrator targeted a British girl in her twenties at around dawn as she was leaving work. The man is said to have jumped into the back of the girl’s car as she sat in the driver’s seat, and threatened to kill her with a screwdriver, saying it was not the first time he had murdered someone. The man allegedly forced the British girl to perform several sex acts before leaving in a white van.