British girl, 15, ‘is raped on Greek island by 16-year-old tourist who flew home to Italy hours later’
- Greek police have now launched a man hunt for the 16-year-old Italian suspect
- Police reports said the alleged attacker had jetted off to Italy via Rhodes airport
A 15-year-old British girl has reportedly been raped by an Italian tourist on the Greek island of Halki, just hours before the alleged attacker fled the island to fly back home.
Police have now launched a manhunt for the suspect, said to be a 16-year-old from Italy who was on holiday on the island, west of Rhodes, with his family.
The alleged attack reportedly took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning, between 4.30am and 5am, in the Pondamos area of Halki.
A doctor alerted police to the alleged incident after the young Brit and her mother, 55, visited the surgery later on Wednesday,
With the help of the doctor, and her mother present, police examined the 15-year-old child, Greek outlet Dimokratiki reported. There was no child psychologist available on the island to provide further care.
A 15-year-old British girl has reportedly been raped by an Italian tourist on the Greek island of Halki (pictured)
Police have reportedly acquired a series of witness statements and were able to identify the 16-year-old alleged attacker through social media searches.
Shown a social media image of the 16-year-old by police, the girl was able to confirm the identity.
But the suspect had already left the island at around 8.30am that same morning before cops could intercept him, police said.
He is reported to have taken a ferry with his family to Kamiro Skala, on the island of Rhodes, before boarding a flight from the state airport.
Police are continuing their urgent search for the Italian 16-year-old. The preliminary investigation is being carried out by officials on the island of Halki while the prosecutor’s office has also been informed of the incident.
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