At­tacker gets 16-year term

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

An Athens court yes­ter­day sen­tenced a 29-yearold man dubbed by me­dia “the dragon of Maroussi” to 16 years and two months in prison for the at­tempted rape of six women in the north­ern sub­urb of Maroussi in 2016. Judges dis­missed the de­fen­dant’s claims that he “heard voices com­pelling” him to “hu­mil­i­ate” his vic­tims, whom he ac­costed in re­mote ar­eas, usu­ally in the very early hours. “The at­tacks hap­pened in un­der­passes that did not get a lot of foot traf­fic,” the prose­cu­tion told the court, ar­gu­ing that they were cal­cu­lated and not spur-of-the-mo­ment, as the de­fen­dant claimed. “The tim­ing was not ran­dom ei­ther… He was me­thod­i­cal and that is ev­i­dent from the vic­tims he chose, women he could con­trol.” The de­fen­dant had ear­lier told the court that he be­came men­tally un­hinged af­ter he was left by his girl­friend, a Ro­ma­nian pros­ti­tute he iden­ti­fied as “Zorzeta,” and that he did not want to rape the women he at­tacked, just “shame” and “hu­mil­i­ate” them as he had been hu­mil­i­ated.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.