Brit tourist, 21, ‘is raped by 47-year-old Greek man’ in Rhodes
British tourist, 21, ‘is raped by 47-year-old Greek man who met her in a health food store before attacking her in a hotel’ on holiday island of Rhodes
- The woman says she was attacked in Pefkos around 2am on Monday
- The day before, another British woman said she had been secretly drugged
A British tourist has accused a 47-year-old Greek man of rape in a hotel while on holiday on the island of Rhodes, local media reported.
The 21-year-old says she was attacked around 2am on Monday in Pefkos and lodged a complaint with local police hours later, after which a case was opened.
According to Greece’s ANT1News, the lawsuit against the young woman alleges that the elderly man took her from a “healthcare shop” in Lindos, in the south of the island, to a hotel in Pefkos – the main town on the island, about 15 miles away . from Turkey.
There, the outlet reports, the woman claims the man forced her to have sex with him by threatening physical violence.
After filing her complaint, police asked a medical examiner to conduct an assessment, ANT1News said.
Two young British women have said they were attacked in separate incidents within 24 hours on the Greek island of Rhodes (pictured, file photo), prompting police inquiries
She handed over the clothes she wore that night to the Greek Directorate of Criminal Investigations for DNA testing.
According to the same publication, a second British woman lodged a complaint 24 hours earlier about an incident in Faliraki – seven miles south of Pefkos.
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 has told police she was at the club with two of her friends when she suspected an unknown person had injected her hand with a sedative – without her realizing it had happened at the time.
From then on, she says she suffered from complete amnesia, leading her to suspect she had been secretly injected with some form of drug.
As with the first case, a coroner’s inquest has been ordered and police have launched an investigation into the alleged attack.
The news of the two complaints from British women in Greece comes after the deaths of a pair of Irish teenagers over the same weekend on another island.
Two 18-year-old classmates, Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall, died on the Greek island of Ios while vacationing with about 20 other of their fellow students.
O’Donnell is said to have fallen and hit his head as he walked home along some cliffs to his hotel after a night out in Hora, the capital of Ios, on Saturday morning. O’Donnell’s body was found on Sunday morning and news of his death later that day caused his friend Wall to collapse in shock.
Greek detectives are now investigating whether the boys had spiked their drinks.
The boys’ devastated parents have traveled to Greece to bring their remains home, while their traumatized classmates return to Ireland via Bristol on Tuesday.