British tourist, 43, is jailed for four years after admitting he raped his son’s female friend in a Magaluf hotel room

A British tourist has been jailed for four years after admitting to raping his son’s female friend in a Magaluf hotel room.

Spanish state prosecutors said ahead of today’s trial in Mallorca that they wanted him jailed for nine years if convicted of the May 9, 2023, sex attack.

The 43-year-old Briton took a plea deal through his lawyer this morning ahead of the full hearing at the Audiencia court in the island capital Palma.

It was confirmed that he would receive a four-year prison sentence at a subsequent short public hearing.

The fact that he was very drunk when he attacked his victim – also believed to be British – was taken into account as a mitigating factor.

Spanish state prosecutors have said ahead of David McPaul Wigging's trial in Mallorca today that they want to jail him for nine years if he is found guilty of the sexual assault on May 9, 2023 (file photo from Magaluf)

Spanish state prosecutors have said ahead of David McPaul Wigging’s trial in Mallorca today that they want to jail him for nine years if he is found guilty of the sexual assault on May 9, 2023 (file photo from Magaluf)

He will be expelled from Spain once he has completed half of his sentence.

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