Rape victim denied damages 'abandoned' (2)

Appeal rejected in Turin

(ANSA) - Turin, May 18 - A rape victim denied damages because her attacker was penniless on Thursday said she felt "abandoned by the State". Roberta, a Turin woman raped in 2011 by a man sentenced to over eight years in jail, said "I've worked hard on myself, so as not to be crushed by this tragedy, but now I feel abandoned by the State". One of her lawyers, whose appeal was rejected by a Turin court Thursday, said "the State does not respect citizens".
   

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