Police publish name, photograph of suspected child molester

Police in Serres on Monday published the name and photograph of a 49-year-old man charged with raping and sexually assaulting children aged under 12.

The man, identified as Giorgos Tsikos, was remanded in custody after facing an investigating magistrate.

He was arrested two weeks ago after his brother reported him to police, claiming he had sexually assaulted two children, aged 8 and 12, one of whom is said to be his nephew.

The suspect’s details were made public on the orders of a prosecutor “to protect society, minors and members of vulnerable and weak groups of the population,” the police said.