British tourist, 21, ‘is raped by a 47-year-old Greek man who met her in a health care shop before attacking her in a hotel’ on the holiday island of Rhodes
- The woman says she was attacked around 2am Monday in Pefkos.
- A day earlier, another British woman said she was secretly drugged.
A British tourist has accused a 47-year-old Greek man of raping her in a hotel while on vacation on the island of Rhodes, according to local media.
The 21-year-old says she was attacked around 2am Monday in Pefkos and filed a complaint with local police hours later, prompting a case to be opened.
According to Greece’s ANT1News, the young woman’s lawsuit claims the older man took her from a “health care store” in Lindos, which is in the south of the island, to a hotel in Pefkos, the island’s main town. which is about 15 miles. from Türkiye.
There, the outlet reports, the woman claims that the man forced her to have sex with him through threats of physical violence.
Upon filing their complaint, police asked a medical examiner to carry out an evaluation, ANT1News said.
Two young British women said they were attacked in separate incidents within 24 hours on the Greek island of Rhodes (pictured, file photo), prompting police investigations.
He has handed over the clothes he was wearing that night, which will be sent to the Greek Directorate of Criminal Investigations for DNA testing.
According to the same publication, a second British woman reported an incident in Faliraki – seven miles south of Pefkos – 24 hours earlier.
It reports that the 18-year-old British tourist was attacked in the early hours of Sunday, July 2, at a nightclub in the popular destination.
She told police that she was at the club with two of her friends, when she suspected that an unknown person injected a narcotic substance into her hand, without her realizing it had happened at the time.
From then on, she says she suffered total memory loss, leading her to suspect that she had been secretly injected with some kind of drug.
As with the first case, a forensic examination was ordered and police launched an investigation into the alleged attack.
The news of the two complaints by the British in Greece comes after the deaths of a pair of Irish teenagers over the same weekend on a different island.
Two 18-year-old classmates, Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall, died on the Greek island of Ios while vacationing with 20 other of their fellow students.
O’Donnell is believed to have fallen and hit his head while walking over some cliffs to his hotel early Saturday morning after a night out in Hora, the capital of Ios. O’Donnell’s body was found Sunday morning, and the news of his death earlier that day caused his friend’s Wall to collapse with shock.
The Greek researchers are now looking into whether the children had their drinks spiked.
The boys’ devastated parents traveled to Greece to take home their remains, while their traumatized classmates will return to Ireland via Bristol on Tuesday.
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