20 Feb '11, 4am

A woman's best friend too: An Italian girl was saved from being raped by her would-be rapist's dog

ROME - A DOG saved a teenage Italian girl from being raped by its master as the canine began barking, eventually leading to the man's arrest, Ansa news agency said on Saturday. The 14-year-old girl from Milan was playing with the dog and met its 40-year-old owner, a father of a six-year-old, in a park in the northern city after skipping class on September 20 last year, the agency reported. The girl accepted an invitation for coffee but on leaving the cafe the man grabbed her neck and tried to undress her. At that moment the dog began barking distracting his owner. The girl managed to flee after hitting him in the groin. A medical examination confirmed the assault after she reported the incident to the police. The assailant was identified after a five-month investigation as the girl remembered the dog's name and identified both the animal and the man in police photos. -- AFP

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