An Italian pharmaceutical supervisor drugged and raped younger feminine job candidates and held them hostage for weeks in his ‘home of horrors’, a courtroom has heard.
Antonio di Fazio, 50, is on trial in Milan after six ladies got here ahead with allegations of horrific sexual abuse which led to his arrest on Friday.
The medication supervisor saved one woman locked up in his luxurious condo on By way of Tamburini for 2 months, police mentioned.
Antonio di Fazio (pictured) drugged and raped younger feminine job candidates and held them hostage for weeks in his ‘home of horrors’, a courtroom has heard
The scholars of their twenties and thirties responded to job adverts for an internship or apprenticeship at Fazio’s pharmaceutical agency International Farma.
However as an alternative of a proper interview, the candidates have been drugged with tranquiliser which he slipped into their drinks.
He then stripped the younger ladies bare, raped them and photographed their bare our bodies, the courtroom heard.
They have been then held captive and there legs and arms have been tied up by Fazio and his ‘community’ in a ‘home of horrors’, prosecutors declare.
One lady has claimed she was locked contained in the Milan condo for 4 weeks.
The younger ladies mentioned they’d not reported the alleged abuse till now as a result of they have been ‘afraid’ after Fazio reportedly ‘threatened’ them, reviews la Repubblica.
Investigations are underway into his potential accomplices.
Prosecutors declare Fazio would lure the younger ladies into his ‘entice’ by providing faux internships and job affords at International Farma, of which Fazio is the founder and CEO.
He would then allegedly have his accomplices assist him choose the ladies he wished to abuse.
Police mentioned they discovered 54 images on his Samsung cellphone of different ladies, and extra on different digital units, suggesting there are extra victims.
The pharmaceutical boss is on trial in Milan after six ladies got here ahead with allegations of horrific sexual abuse which led to his arrest on Friday
There are additionally photos prosecutors try to decrypt after they’d been deleted.
The images on the cellphone had been taken from October 2020 up till his arrest and present ‘ladies in a state of unconsciousness, semi-naked or in specific sexual attitudes,’ investigating decide Chiara Valori mentioned within the arrest order.
Evaluation of the pictures additionally counsel that the alleged abuse dates again a number of years.
The supervisor was first arrested for allegedly raping after which photographing a 21-year-old pupil who had met him to be interviewed for a coaching internship which turned out to be faux.
After the pair had gone to the workplaces of International Farma, Fazio lured the ladies to his condo with the promise of a gathering with vital worldwide managers and shoppers.
‘I felt uneasy about that sudden and unmotivated change of program,’ the lady instructed police, reviews la Repubblica. However she determined determined to belief him.
When the pair arrived on the condo, there have been no worldwide managers nor shoppers.
Fazio allegedly supplied the ladies pastries and a espresso stuffed with tranquiliser.
‘After I drank espresso, I instantly felt weak and confused,’ she instructed investigators. ‘My imaginative and prescient grew to become blurred, I heard confused sounds, I misplaced energy, a sensation I had by no means felt earlier than.’
She thought she had low blood sugar so had requested for one thing to drink and Fazio gave her orange – however this additionally allegedly contained bromazepam, a sedative drug.
After sipping the drink, she fainted however awoke in the course of the night time the place she remembers consuming sushi and Fazio was uncomfortably near her.
She claims he took her residence at round midnight after she requested to go away and wakened the subsequent day. The lady filed a criticism with the police and went to hospital for exams the place medics discovered bromazepam in her blood.
It’s alleged Fazio’s mom and 12-year-old son have been within the luxurious condo on the time.
Fazio’s ex-wife made allegations of abuse 10 years in the past and prosecutors consider he could have carried out his assaults for years.
The previous couple, who’ve been separated since 2012, are at the moment going by a custody battle over their youngsters.
Prosecutors are actually investigating the alleged abuse of his ex-wife and declare that Fazio had already began his ‘scheme’ of abuse involving medication and violence, in opposition to his former associate.
Fazio and his sister Maria Rosa Di Fazio, an oncologist, are mentioned to have claimed the 21-year-old lady had lied in regards to the alleged abuse to extort their household.
Ms Fazio claims the lady’s mother and father had requested her and Fazio for 500,000 euros after they confronted financial troubles. She additionally claims the lady had requested for cash.
However the alleged sufferer has mentioned Ms Fazio despatched a message to her within the days earlier than her alleged abuse to arrange the assembly with Fazio. The textual content learn: ‘Hey, how are you? Name Anto who will present you the corporate as we agreed, proper?’
Fazio’s lawyer Rocco Romellano, mentioned, in accordance with Ansa: ‘He is very confused and worn out, he is not nicely, I’ve all the time recognized him to be a cordial, trustworthy and calm individual, however I can not know if he had a double life, nothing like that has come out.’
Within the final ten years, Fazio has constructed up an opulent way of life with sports activities automobiles, boats and costly holidays.
He arrange International Prescribed drugs in April 2020 within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and has since introduced in over six million euros.