Greek police admit not issuing arrest warrant after alleged gang rape
Greek police admit they have NOT issued arrest warrant after British woman said she was gang-raped by Belgian group and say ‘it is not established if her claims are true’
- Greek police waiting for findings of a forensic examination and medical tests
- They have not issued an arrest warrant for those allegedly involved in the rape
- Woman says the group of men took her and friends back to a hotel
- Says that she was attacked and gang-raped in hotel room after her friends left
Greek police have admitted that they have not issued an arrest warrant after a British woman said she was gang-raped by a Belgian group and said ‘it is not established if her claims are true.’
Konstantina Damoglidou, a senior spokesman for Greek police said: ‘We continue to investigate the allegations because authorities have yet to establish that her claims are true and thus move to arrest or remand into custody the men involved in her complaint.
Authorities are waiting for the findings of a forensic examination and medical tests the victim requested after her alleged rape by a group of four Belgian men, after a night of heavy drinking at the hedonistic resort town of Faliraki, on the island of Rhodes.
The spokesman added: ‘No suspect has been arrested because no arrest warrant has been issued.’
The Briton told police she had consensual sex with one of the Belgian men on the hotel balcony and inside a room, reports local newspaper Dimokratiki . She said that her friends had left during that period of time. The 31-year-old claimed that the group of men then attacked her and gang-raped her. Pictured: Faliraki beach (stock image)
Greece cringed for years at the summer descent of British tourists, especially on islands like Rhodes, concerned that their rowdy and unruly behaviour was eclipsing the country’s serene holiday image, turning iconic popular resorts, into hotspots of hedonism, instead.
But cast into chaos by the covid-19 pandemic, hotels and tourist businesses on Rhodes, Crete and other sun-soaked Greek islands, have been rejoicing this summer over the rising return of British tourists.
Details of the British woman were not provided. But authorities said she was with a group of friends clubbing in Faliraki when a group of four Belgian men joined them.
The Briton told police she had consensual sex with one of the Belgian men on the hotel balcony and inside a room, reports local newspaper Dimokratiki. She said that her friends had left during that period of time.
The police spokesman said: ‘They apparently hit it off and went back to their hotel. She claimed she consented to having sex.
‘But when she left, she filed charged of gang rape saying she was immobilized by two of the four and gang raped. She makes no specific reference to their names in her charges.’
The woman told police she fled the hotel and took a taxi back to the hotel where she was staying.
She reported the alleged gang-rape to police on Monday morning at 7am local time.
Police have arrested four Belgian suspects, who have not been named. The British woman has identified the four men as her alleged rapists.
Investigators have taken DNA samples from the four men as police are continuing their search for the other suspects.
The woman told police she fled the hotel and took a taxi back to the hotel where she was staying. Pictured: The island where the alleged attack took place
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