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Man held for raping, filming three children

Police arrested a 31-year-old man in Attica yesterday on suspicion of raping three young girls in his house after drugging them and then videotaping the incidents. The suspect, an Egyptian national who was not named, is thought to have raped the three children, aged between 6 and 9, some 18 months ago at his summer home in the village of Tolo in the Peloponnese. The girls, who were vacationing in his house, are alleged to have been daughters of couples with whom he was acquainted. Meanwhile, an archimandrite in Rhodes was yesterday charged with sexually molesting three girls aged between 7 and 11. The incident is alleged to have happened on Good Friday. The bishop of Rhodes suspended the unnamed priest last week. The archimandrite denied the charges and claimed they had been fabricated to punish him because he would not allow encroachment on Church land.