Sunday, May 22, 2016 4:48 pm
A Nigerian based in Seoul, South Korea has been charged with sexually assaulting an Australian woman, after spiking her drink in a pub, with a drug. The Nigerian was arrested after his DNA matched the one taken from the Australian woman, Aidre Mattner.
Mattner claims three men, two of whom were captured on CCTV raped her in a seedy hotel in the Korean capital. She wants the man charged with rape, but the Korean prosecution chose the lesser charge on the grounds that the 25-year-old was not awake during the assault.
Korean authorities were initially indifferent to her case, but after she and her mother set up a GoFundMe page to raise money so they could pursue legal action against her attackers, sparking international outcry from women’s rights groups, the authorities reopened the matter.
The re-opening led to the arrest of the Nigerian. But Mattner has further upped her campaign by featuring on 60 Minutes, after the Nigerian was slammed with the lesser charge.
Aidre Mattner, from Adelaide, was alone on a pub crawl in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, when a stranger spiked her drink, piled her into a taxi and took her back to a seedy hotel where he and two other men forced themselves on her in September last year.
Security footage from the hotel, in an area known to locals as ‘hookers hill’, show two men in white leading a disoriented Ms Mattner inside before they took turns violating her on the bed.
‘I was completely naked on my back on the bed and the man was on top of me trying to force himself inside me,’ she told 60 Minutes on Sunday night.
‘I struggled as much as I could… I tried to push him off and just wasn’t strong enough,’ she added.
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