Two women in their 20s were on the Málaga bus for Nerja, fast asleep when one of them awoke to find a middle-aged man fondling her breasts.
As can be expected, all hell broke loose with the woman yelling for help, screaming for the 50-year-old man, who had been in the seats just in front of them, to get away.
This incident took place on the 20th of July with the bus not far from its destination in Nerja.
The victim, accompanied by her friend, went straight to the Guardia Civil post in Nerja to report what had happened. The police were quick off the mark and managed to arrest the suspect within hours, as he had hurriedly got off at Nerja, too.
He is being investigated and could face charges of sexual abuse which carry prison sentences of between three and six years if found guilty. In the mean time he has been released pending trial.
This incident has not been the only case of alleged sexual abuse in Nerja lately. Last Sunday a 45-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his niece whilst she slept. He had moved into his sister-in-law’s house after a bust up with his wife. He was remanded in custody. In the meantime his estranged wife has filed a case of gender violence against him.
In his defence he said that he suffered from problems associated with drug addiction and had told the girl not to tell her parents, telling her that it was “their little secret.”
(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)