US student, 20, speaks about being 'raped by Italian cop'

An American student who claims that she and her friend were raped by two Italian police officers in Florence has told her story on a TV show in the country.

The 20-year-old student, who is not being named, said she and her 19-year-old friend were driven home from a club by two members of the Carabinieri paramilitary police corps on September 7.

Once they were back at their accommodation, however, she said the officers refused to leave and eventually assaulted them inside the building, according to ABC News.

Two US students say they were raped by two members of the Carabinieri - Italy's paramilitary police force - in September. On TV Thursday, one of them recounted her experience

Two US students say they were raped by two members of the Carabinieri - 's paramilitary police force - in September. On TV Thursday, one of them recounted her experience

She said the police gave them a lift home then followed them into the building (pictured) even after being told they didn't want any more help. The girls said they hadn't drunk much

She said the police gave them a lift home then followed them into the building (pictured) even after being told they didn't want any more help. The girls said they hadn't drunk much

In her appearance on 's Porta a Porta on Thursday evening, the student - who was not pictured - said that she and her friend had not had 'much' to drink on the night of the alleged rapes.

The student - identified under the pseudonym 'Mary' - said she and her friend were unable to find a taxi and so approached six members of the Carabinieri. 

She said that the officers tried to call for a taxi, but after four of the other police left, the two remaining police offered to give them a lift back instead.

The girls had been in for a month studying Italian, but were not able to understand the conversation that the two cops had in the language, during the 20 minute drive, she said.

And when they got to the accommodation the cops offered to 'continue to help us,' she said, but 'after we had said "Thank you very much," we tried to leave them.'

The officers were having none of this, however, she said, and followed them up a stairwell to a third-floor landing, at which point they raped the girls.

She did not go into details about whether threats or violence were used, but said that the cops made them participate in actions they did not want to do.

When asked if the cops were sexy or she was attracted to them, the woman said that there was 'no way in hell' she would let them touch her.

After 20 minutes, she said, she grabbed her crying friend and fled with her into the apartment.

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