Suspected pedophile arrested in Athens

A 40-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in Athens after allegedly luring a minor into a mini van in view of sexually abusing him. According to initial reports, the suspect owns a super market on Eleftherias Square in the area of Korydallos, southeastern Attica.

The arrest was part of a two-month police operation targeting child pornography under the code name “chat scanning.”

Police believe the suspect had also raped a 14-year-old girl.

On Tuesday authorities contacted Interpol seeking information with regard to whether or not the suspect was part of an international pedophile ring.