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Irish woman 'raped in Italian hotel' while boyfriend slept beside her, investigation launched

A young Irish woman was allegedly raped in Italy while her boyfriend and friends slept in the same hotel room.

The 18-year-old woman was in the Turin region for an Irish festival on March 25 and 26.

She is reported to have been enjoying the celebrations with friends on the Sunday when they met a group of Mongolian students.

The group are then said to have returned to the Hotel Tulip Inn Hotel in Moncalieri.

According to La Stampa Torino the woman was sleeping beside her boyfriend and there were several others in the room when she allegedly woke up to find one of the Mongolian men sexually assaulting her.

The woman went to the Holy Cross hospital for medical treatment and was discharged later that day.

A 22-year-old engineering student was arrested in connection with the alleged incident and he told police that he was sleepwalking.

The man has since been released on bail and investigations are ongoing.

It is understood that the woman has since returned home to Ireland.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Embassy in Italy have both been contacted for comment.

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