A two-year prison sentence with a three-year suspension was imposed by the Joint Jury Court of Kos on a Pakistani resident of the island who was found guilty of attempting to kiss a child under twelve-years-old.
The defendant was arrested on October 7 on order of the Dodecanese Council of Appeals, which ordered his temporary detention, Dimokratiki reported.
The defendant had been working since May 2018 in a hotel in Kefalos, dealing with linen and without access to the rooms.
In his specific position, there were a total of three workers employed, each of whom worked five days a week, dressed during their working hours in black trousers and a white short-sleeved shirt.
The ten-year-old tourist was on vacation in Greece with her family from July 2, 2018, staying at the hotel.
On July 18, 2018, at around 3:00 p.m., after having dinner with her parents at the hotel's Italian restaurant, she wanted to take the elevator alone from the first floor to the third floor and then meet her parents on the ground floor, where the swimming pools were located hotel.
When the elevator reached the third floor, the accused entered it, leaving outside the elevator the metal basket with the unwashed linen he was carrying at that moment.
Then, addressing the minor, who had already pressed the button for the ground floor, he allegedly told her in English that she was beautiful and asked her where she was from, and then caressed her cheek, with his other hand pinching her other cheek and then pulled her towards his face to kiss her.
The minor allegedly managed to push him away and immediately pressed the button for the second floor, where the elevator stopped and she ran out to meet her parents.
Upon reporting the above incident to her father, he requested that they notify the hotel manager, to whom he relayed what his minor daughter had told him, including the fact that the perpetrator was the employee who carried the unwashed linen in bags.
The hotel manager from the father's report, combined with the description of the minor herself in front of him that it was a dark-skinned man who was wearing a white shirt and black pants, was now convinced that the description concerned the Pakistani.
He also took into account the fact that of the two other employees with the same job, one had already left and the other was on room service.
The minor unreservedly identified him as the perpetrator, and subsequently, the hotel manager notified hotel security to detain him for a while at the entrance and notified the local police station, whose officers arrived within about twenty minutes and immediately arrested him.
The accused testified and denied the criminal act attributed to him. He claimed, among other things, that he had never seen the minor at the hotel before the complaint, that he was in another building at the time of the incident, and that he speaks neither English nor German.