Man befriends and rapes 13-year-old girl on a beach while she was on vacation with her family


Tourists enjoying beach (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police are looking to arrest a man on a charge of rape after allegedly luring a young girl to a beach and raping her in the early hours of the morning, according to police in Spain.

Tenerife police said that a family's dream vacation turned into a nightmare when the 13-year-old girl was raped on a Playa de las Americas beach in the early on Thursday morning.

According to the police investigation, the girl and her family of Ireland, went for a walk and at some point, she became separated.

The girl then befriended a white man before he dragged her to a quiet location on the beach, where he raped her around 2:00 a.m.

He then fled from the scene. Police believe that the suspect is a tourist. The girl called police after the attack, and she was taken to a hospital to collect evidence.

So far, no arrests have been made.