72-year-old Famagusta man accused of sexual abuse of a minor

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Added: 19-03-2018 02:00

A 72-year-old man from the Famagusta district, who has been accused of sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor, was due to appear in court last Friday to answer the charges.

According to a report in local Cyprus media, the case came to light in February 2017, but according to the indictment the offences were committed in 2016.

The complainant is a 16-year-old foreign resident of Cyprus, who allegedly started sexual contact with the accused when she was 14 years old.

The 72-year-old is facing 12 charges of indecent assault, sexual abuse, child exploitation and abducting a minor.

Politis News details that the case came to light when a police Drug squad (YKAN) patrol spotted a car, belonging to the 72-year-old suspect, in a remote location.

When the accused spotted the patrol he started his vehicle and made an attempt to flee the scene. He was pursued and subsequently stopped by the police where they found the minor in the car.

The 72-year-old claimed to police that the girl was a relative of his and that he was taking her home. However, the police suspected something illegal was taking place, as a tube of gel lubricant and sexual aids were found inside the vehicle.

As questioning continued the 16-year-old broke down in tears. She confessed that she went willingly with the 72-year-old, who paid her 30 euros each time he would have sexual intercourse with her. She also confirmed that she first met the accused for sex when she was a high school student.

The case was set to be brought before the court last Friday but was postponed until April 17th.

The 72-year-old remains in custody.


Author: NewsinCyprus.com
Additional: Politis
Added: 19-03-2018


72-year-old Famagusta man accused of sexual abuse of a minor


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