Strangling sex attack case
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.