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France: Woman 'stops gang rape by biting attacker's penis'

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A woman in northern France managed to fight off a gang of sex attackers by biting the penis of one the men.
The incident occurred in the northern France city of Amiens inside a small apartment, reported the local Courrier Picard newspaper.
 
The woman, aged 30, had been set upon by two men on Saturday afternoon, while a third man was nearby. The paper noted that alcohol had been involved. 
 
The woman is believed to have managed to stop the attack by biting one of the men on the penis, until she drew blood, reported the paper. 
 
In response, one of the men is understood to have struck the woman, hard enough to leave her in hospital in a "serious condition". 
 
She filed a complaint for rape that evening. 
 
One of the men, who was born in 1993, is facing charges of rape, while his accomplice, born in 1984, is facing charges of complicity. 
 

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The third man, suspected of being one of the rapists, remains at large. 
 
Police have launched an investigation. 
 

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