11-year prison sentence for the Pakistani paedophile of Karpathos island

Pakistani handcuff arrested

The Mixed Court of Appeal of the Dodecanese, sitting behind closed doors, imposed an 11-year prison sentence on a 25-year-old Pakistani man, a resident of Pigadian Karpathos, who was found guilty of rape and of committing sexual acts with a minor. From the first degree, the mitigating factor of good behaviour after the act was recognised.

As "Dimokratiki" reported, on April 24, 2020, at 9:45 p.m., the crime was reported by the mother of the 11-year-old to the police of Karpathos, and the perpetrator was arrested.

On the same day, the 11-year-old had left her home at 5:30 p.m. and her mother and sister looked for her in the neighborhood. She was spotted coming out of an apartment building located near the house where the Pakistani lives.

The minor confided in her sister that she had met the accused again at his home, who had repeatedly kissed her on the mouth and forced her to perform an indecent act.

It is alleged that he met the minor 10 days beforehand.

The first time, on April 22, 2020, the child was naked from the waist up and the defendant kissed her and groped her on the chest, while also performing a lewd act.

The accused was arrested on April 25, 2020 and confessed to what is attributed to him, claiming that he did not know that she was a minor. In his testimony, he partially retracted what he confessed during preliminary interrogation, denying that he had committed a sexual act with the minor.

More specifically, the defendant, who had been living in Karpathos for two years and worked in a carpentry workshop, said during the preliminary investigation that he saw the child 10 days earlier when he was passing by his house, that he greeted her and they talked.

The next day, April 20, 2020, he invited her to his house and she accepted and on April 22, 2020, after inviting her, she visited him again and then she told him, as she claimed, that she is 20 years old.

The Pakistani denied that he knew that she was a minor, as he also denied the act of rape and only claimed that there were obscenities on his part over the minor's clothes.

It is noted that witness statements claim that the Pakistani man met the 11-year-old outside of primary school and that the child had informed him that she was a student. It is further alleged that her sister had warned the Pakistani not to approach the child.

It allegedly emerged that when the accused kissed the child in their first meeting, she got scared and left, and that the second time he seduced her by telling her that he wanted to give her a soft drink and that there was another Pakistani in the apartment who left.

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