British girl, 15, ‘raped ten times’ by man in Gibraltar as police make arrest

The beach on Gibraltar  (PA Archive)
The beach on Gibraltar (PA Archive)

A man is alleged to have raped a British girl ten times on the island of Gibraltar.

Police in the overseas British territory have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the alleged attacks on the underage girl.

The Royal Gibraltar Police said Pedro Luis Garcia Vallejo, of La Linea Spain, has been charged with ten counts of rape against an underage female and one count of sexual activity with a child.

Vallejo, said to be a care worker on the island, is set to appear in court later Friday, after an initial appearance on Thursday.

Officers have not confirmed the nationality of the girl, but reports on the Rock described her as being of British nationality.