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Strangling sex attack case

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A Vancouver man is alleged to have strangled three women — two in b.c. and one in alberta— to the point where they blacked out, before sexually assaulting them.

Details of the brutal attacks were recounted Thursday during a judge’s ruling in Vancouver dismissing an applicatio­n by accused christophe­r george Mavros to sever 21 criminal counts involving the two B.C. cases into separate trials.

According to the Crown’s theory, in July 2010 Mavros approached a Surrey sex trade worker, identified as A.P., took her to a park where he allegedly attacked and strangled her to unconsciou­sness twice.

The accused allegedly raped her as she moved in and out of consciousn­ess. dna was linked to the accused, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The second alleged victim, identified only as C.D., is a former girlfriend of the accused.

Court heard that on Oct. 20, 2011, C.D. called Vancouver police to say the accused had confined her in her home, strangled her to unconsciou­sness and forced her to have sex with him.

In November, Mavros was arrested, charged with breaching a court order and assault and detained.

In December, Mavros was transferre­d to edmonton to deal with charges involving a second sex trade worker, identified as G.M., who Mavros is alleged to have attacked in a hotel in April 2009. That trial is to start in January 2013.

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