American accused of raping 22-year-old British tourist in bathroom of Mykonos . hotel
A wealthy American is accused of tracking a 22-year-old British tourist into the bathroom of a hotel on the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos and raping her.
The tourist, who has not been identified from Preston, in Lancashire, told police she met the man among a group of Americans partying in a nearby pub on Saturday afternoon. She brags about coming from a wealthy family from the New York area, she added.
The group went back to the woman’s hotel room, she said, where the man proceeded to “immobilize” her in a bathroom stall and force her to have sex, Greek news agency Proto Tema report.
“There, he forced me to have sex with him while I tried to push him away, explaining in vain to him that I wasn’t in the mood for sex. But he persisted. and with your strength, try to squeeze me and stay still.” she told the officials, according to Proto Tema.
The 22-year-old underwent a forensic examination with the Mykonos police department.
The man, who has not been named under Greek law, was arrested and denies the charges.
The alleged rapist will appear before Syros Magistrates’ Court.
On the same night of the alleged assault, another person, a 22-year-old Danish woman, was also accused of rape.
Police are currently searching for a man in black pants and a red T-shirt, after the woman alleges he took her into a hotel room and forced her to have sex.
In 2021, Greece experienced what some see as its own version of the #MeToo movement, after Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou said she was assaulted by a sports official in 1998. .
The admission prompted many Greeks from various backgrounds to share their experiences of sexual violence.
The famous former director of the National Theatre, Dimitris Lignadis, is in the final stages of his trial for the rape of a minor, which he has denied.
In 2019, the country faced a storm of controversy over a proposed law that would define the definition of rape based on the degree of physical resistance the victim presents, rather than the consent of the victim. ideas, before leaders change course and seek a consensus-based standard.