Actor acquitted of 2018 rape of taxi driver

Actor acquitted of 2018 rape of taxi driver

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.

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