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Australian woman shares experience of alleged spiking and sexual assault in Greece

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An Australian woman has shared with ABC News today she believes she was sexually assaulted after being needle spiked in a bar on the Greek island of Ios.

Needle spiking refers to the act of being injected with a needle that contains a date rape drug, which often occurs in crowded places like nightclubs and festivals.

Molly, who had her name changed to protect her identity, told ABC News that in July 2022 she was at the Ios club when she suddenly she felt as though she was having a “full out-of-body experience.”

“I couldn’t move anything,” Molly said.

After that, all Molly could remember was two men holding her arms and carrying her out of the club to a car, where she was taken to a house, tied down and allegedly raped several times. She said hours later, while the men had left the room, she escaped.

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An Australian woman has shared with ABC News today she believes she was sexually assaulted after being needle spiked in a bar on the Greek island of Ios.

Molly suffered cuts and bruises, as well as a puncture wound on the back of her arm.

According to ABC News, Molly reported the incident to local police and after completing a medical check at a hospital, she was directed to a clinic specialising in tests for sexual assault.

In a letter to the Australian Embassy in Greece and seen by ABC, Molly said the clinic’s examinations were “incredibly unsafe and uncomfortable.”

“I think I’ve been so gaslit by authorities that it wasn’t real, that it didn’t happen,” Molly told ABC News.

Now, a year-and-a-half later, the specialist clinic has yet to provide Molly with any test results or reports.

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said it “takes any allegations made by Australians overseas very seriously, and works to provide high level support to those who report such crimes.”

“Specific laws related to drink or needle spiking are a matter for individual countries,” the statement added.

Source: ABC News.

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