Man arrested in Faro on rape and attempted rape charges

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Faro last week on suspicion of rape and attempted rape.

In a statement, PJ criminal police said the man is believed to have tried to rape a woman in a remote beach location on June 21, but the victim managed to escape after fighting back against the attacker. “Hours earlier in the same location” the man had allegedly raped another woman, the PJ revealed. Both women were alone at the time.

The man is now in preventive custody awaiting trial.