A British tourist has reported an alleged rape incident that occurred in the sea during her summer vacation in Greece. The 20-year-old woman informed the police that she was assaulted by an Albanian man she had met online, following a swim at Glystra beach on the eastern coast of Rhodes Island.
Prior to the incident, the pair had been communicating through a mobile application for a period of two weeks. The British tourist disclosed to the authorities that she had agreed to meet the 23-year-old suspect at noon on Saturday, after which they rode together on his motorcycle to Glystra beach.
Following the initial assault, the woman requested to be taken back to her hotel room in Kiotari. At approximately 4 pm, the man allegedly attacked her once again and attempted to commit another rape within the room, as reported by Vradini newspaper. Reacting swiftly, the woman managed to push the man away and forced him to leave her room.
Subsequently, she left the coastal resort and promptly reported the crimes to the Rhodes police. A manhunt was launched, resulting in the Albanian man’s apprehension a few hours later. The suspect was then taken to the police station, where he was identified by the victim.
The man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and attempted rape, although he denies the charges. A criminal trial is yet to be scheduled, and if convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.