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Actor acquitted of 2018 rape of taxi driver

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An actor that had been remanded in custody for 15 months on charges that he had drugged and raped a 25-year-old taxi driver was acquitted by a court in Athens on Tuesday.

A seven-judge court voted 4-3 in favor of the suspect’s acquittal. However, the judges voted unanimously to convict him of illegal drugs possession and handed him a suspended 30-day jail sentence.

The 30-year-old actor had been accused of allegedly raping the 25-year-old taxi driver after he hired his services for a trip to the center of Athens.

He was accused of dropping a drug in the coffee of the driver when they made a pit stop along the way in a remote area near the Agricultural University of Athens in November 2018.