Prosecutor asks court to return guilty verdict against alleged child abuser


A prosecutor in Athens on Wednesday asked a court to return a guilty verdict against a 41-year-old man on two counts of statutory rape and one attempted statutory rape.

The defendant was arrested last year after allegedly luring a 13-year-old boy into a minivan in Korydallos, western Athens, with a view to sexually abusing him. He is also accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at his home and a 15-year-old boy in Nafpaktos, western Greece.

The defendant alleged that the latter pair had consensual sex with him. He also said that he met the 13-year-old through a gay social media chat room before arranging a meeting.