Dead boy was raped

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

A coro­ner yes­ter­day con­cluded that a 6-year-old boy, whose body in an aban­doned house in Ko­mo­tini, north­ern Greece, was sex­u­ally as­saulted be­fore he was stran­gled to death.

The boy, who was deaf and whose fam­ily lives at a Roma camp near the site where he was found, was re­ported miss­ing on Sun­day. His body was dis­cov­ered on Mon­day, with abra­sions and bruises around the face and neck.

A 15-year-old fel­low Roma boy, who is also deaf, has been ar­rested af­ter al­legedly con­fess­ing to the crime.

Po­lice said the teenager had been ac­cused of at­tempted rape of a mi­nor in the past.

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