A TEENAGER has told how she was gang-raped on stage at a holiday hotspot nightclub in front of hundreds of boozed-up revellers.
Barmaid Lauren Walsh was 17 and on her first holiday without her parents when she says a group of British men attacked her during a raucous foam party at a club in Magaluf, Majorca.
Separated from her friends, she was stripped naked, raped and sexually assaulted in the packed nightclub, where the music was too loud for her screams to be heard. None of the hundreds of clubbers there noticed her distress until it was too late.
Lauren, now 19, was not drunk and had only had a couple of cocktails before switching to water.
She has bravely waived her right to anonymity in the hope that her ordeal acts as a warning to other young women travelling to resorts known for their drink, drugs and debauched sex culture.
She says: “For a while, if I saw a rape storyline on TV I’d crumble and get flashbacks. But that doesn’t happen any more. I’m on top of it and I actually think I’m stronger for having to face up to it.
“If I let this affect my whole life and hid away from the world those men would be controlling my life. I couldn’t have that.”
But Lauren hopes reading about the horror of her attack will put young women on their guard before they go abroad.
She recalls: “I heard the DJ make some joke about girls being welcome up on stage but only if they took their clothes off.
"As I was standing near the stage steps looking for my friends, five or six guys dragged me up and towards the back.
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