In a case that has shocked Italians, two American students are accusing two Italian national policemen of rape, ABC News reports. 

The women, 19 and 21, were leaving a disco early Thursday when they accepted a ride home from two Carabinieri paramilitary officers, who had responded to reports of a fight at the club. 

They say the cops raped them at their apartment building. Prosecutors will use DNA samples taken from the landing and elevator there to determine whether the cops had sex with the women, per the AP, but one cop says via his lawyer the sex was consensual and "she invited me to go upstairs." Prosecutors questioned the second cop for two hours on Tuesday; both have been suspended. Under Italian law, the women were incapable of giving consent if they were intoxicated.

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