Three charged for rape video

Three students were charged yesterday by a prosecutor in Athens with the rape and attempted blackmail of an 18-year-old woman after allegedly posting a video of the assault on the Internet. The students, aged 19, 20 and 22, allegedly drugged the teenager after she met one of the men at a party in February and then raped her at the suspect’s home. They are said to have recorded the incident and made it available for viewing on the Internet before demanding money from the victim to delete the video. Police said that they also attempted to blackmail one of the woman’s relatives. The 18-year-old only recently reported the matter to police as she had been scared to go to authorities earlier due to the pressure put on her by the three alleged attackers, officers said. Police traced the suspects by obtaining their images from the video of the alleged rape. They raided their homes and found the video stored on four computer hard drives.