Tunisia: A 30-year-old man has been accused of rape over a telephone conversation he had with a 20-year-old woman. The pair were reportedly having an erotic conversation when the woman screamed and indicated that she was bleeding.
According to the family’s lawyer, Maha al-Metebaa, a medical examination of the young woman showed that she had lost her virginity. He said that the allegations need careful examination. The man denies ever touching the woman.
“The intercourse did take place… verbally only. The sexual act did not really happen because the physical proximity factor is not there, yet it happened because there is a direct physical impact – the loss of virginity,” said al-Metebaa.