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Murder suspect previously held on child porn charges

A 35-year-old man suspected of having murdered his 21-year-old girlfriend in Kastoria, northern Greece, remained in hospital under armed guard on Monday as police revealed that he has been arrested twice before, once on charges of trading in child pornography.

The unnamed man, who was hospitalized on Sunday with injuries sustained in a car accident after being chased by police, had been detained in Thessaloniki in August after police confiscated 30,000 electronic files from him containing photographs and videos showing children being sexually abused.