Teacher detained in Serres on child abuse charges

A 47-year-old teacher was detained in Tripoli Prison on Tuesday pending trial on charges of sexually harassing seven pupils, aged between 8 and 12, at a school in a small village in the northern prefecture of Serres where he himself grew up.

The suspect, who is married but has no children of his own, is alleged to have used social media to pressure his victims into meeting with him.

He denies all the charges leveled against him.