A Rape in Paradise? This Alleged Victim Has Shocked the Shady Elites of the Seychelles
Until recently, travelers were clueless about the dangers lurking at luxury resorts overseas. The case of Anna Karabash puts a dramatic spotlight on those risks.
VICTORIA, Seychelles—What happened in Villa 11 after midnight last May 4 on a remote, windswept island in the middle of the Indian Ocean—one of those places where guests pay $6,500 a week to relax in luxurious isolation?
Did a scheming young Russian woman, the sole guest in Villa 11, entice an innocent hotel staffer into visiting her in the dead of night, only then to cry rape and demand millions from the hotel?
Or was she among the increasing number of female tourists who are assaulted, drugged—or both—at exotic locales in expensive resorts where they think they are safe and protected?