Facebook lover ‘held prisoner as sex slave for weeks in Italy before escaping through window’
A British woman was held as a sex slave for weeks in Italy before escaping through a window, police have said.
The woman met Mamadou Jallow via Facebook and initially travelled to Germany to live with him.
She said after several months, he was forced to flee because he stabbed a rival during a drug dispute.
They travelled to Rosarno in the south-west of Italy where Jallow, a migrant from Burkino Faso, had a home.
But she says the situation suddenly changed and Jallow held her against her will and repeatedly raped her.
Jallow, 37, emptied her bank account and confiscated her mobile phone, it is alleged.
Two other men, from Mali, also came to the house to abuse her, it is claimed.
After several weeks, the alleged victim, from the north of England, managed to get hold of her phone and call her family for help.
They had already contacted police after not hearing from the woman for several months.
Police coordinated with the local force in Rosarno and they were able to direct the woman to safety after she climbed through a window.
Jallow and the two other suspects were arrested a short time later.
A police spokesman in Rosarno told The Sun: “The woman was in a terrible state.
“She was kept as a slave for two weeks and abused by three men.”