A BRIT mum claims she was sexually assaulted by a hotel worker in Egypt in front of her horrified kids – before staff battered him with his own electric fly swatter.
Joanna, 32, was allegedly groped by a man working for pest control at the plush Royal Lagoons Aqua Park Hotel in Hurghada.
The mum-of-two says the man tried to forcibly kiss her and felt her bum as she was waiting on a lift to take her terrified kids down to breakfast.
Her husband Mark then tracked down the attacker – and reported him to hotel staff.
But instead of reporting him to police, the couple say resort employees instead battered the pest control worker with his own swatter.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Joanna, from from Linlithgow in Scotland, said: “I was waiting to take our kids down in the lift for breakfast.
“The door opened and this man in a uniform was inside.
“He asked if he could give me and the children a kiss on the cheek. I thought, OK, maybe that’s what they do over here, so I said fine.
“He did that and the lift was taking him up to the third floor.
“Then he started grabbing my neck to pull me closer. He was feeling my bum, my back, saying, ‘You’re gorgeous’, and I was telling him to stop.
“He didn’t get out on the third floor when the doors opened. The lift started going down again and he kept grabbing me, pushing me to kiss him on the lips. I kind of froze.
“My son was asking if I was all right. I didn’t want to make a big deal of it because of the kids.
“The doors opened on the ground floor and we got out. I was in shock.”
Husband Mark said: “The first couple of days we lazed around the hotel and found our feet.
“After a few days, I’d some stomach problems. I didn’t go down for breakfast on June 21 and stayed in bed.
“My wife took the kids while my mother-in-law went down to get a table.
“About half-an-hour later my son came running into the room shouting, ‘Daddy, daddy, there was a bad man in the lift’.
“My wife saw this man, who was maybe late 40s to early 50s, in the lobby. He was an Egyptian guy and was killing flies with some kind of electric swatter.
“She didn’t want me to approach him in case anything happened and I ended up in jail myself.
“But he saw me, looked at my wife, and ran away towards some doors. I went to reception and said my wife had just been attacked by a member of staff.”
Mark says the operations manager then arrived – and he took him to where the alleged attacker was hiding.
The security manager then asked him if he wanted to see the “big boss”.
Mark said: “I was taken upstairs to the general manager’s office. The culprit was standing in the corner. The manager apologised and asked us to describe what happened.
“We found out this guy didn’t work for the hotel directly, he was contracted as pest control.
“Then the security manager and this other guy came in and started kicking the living daylights out of my wife’s attacker as we stood there.
“They took his swatter and started hitting him with that. He was cowering on the floor.
“I started shouting they needed to stop this. They ignored me so I started shouting and swearing for them to stop.”
While Mark told the hotel to contact the cops, he later found out no call had been made – with the resort claiming the couple didn’t want police involved.
Mark added: “The hotel said they’d terminated the attacker’s contract. I believe they never called the police because they’d just beaten him up.”
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The couple say they were offered just £150 for the “ruined” holiday by tour operator Sunmaster.
They sought a full refund following their experience – but were later offered £400, which they refused.
Sunmaster and the Royal Lagoons Aqua Park Hotel have both been contacted for comment.
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