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Pedophilia scandal: Police officer under investigation, priest in hospital

A priest of Athens was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as people close to him found him passed out at his home.

According to information from the church issues website, ekklisiaonline.gr, the name of the priest was involved in the scandalous case of the 12-year-old girl that was forced to prostitution.

The priest’s name was involved in the case that is shocking the Greek society after testimonies from residents of Kolonos district of western Athens about the relationship between the girl’s rapist and pimp, 53-year-old H.M., and the specific priest.

The priest is said to have attempted suicide, his own people have said, adding that he is very bitter about his name being involved.

As investigation continues, police

Minister for Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, ordered an internal investigation into a 26-year-old police officer who serves in the General Police Directorate of Attica. The officer reportedly appears to have had conversations with the 12-year-old girl, but it has not been disclosed whether or not he made an appointment with her.

At the same time, the messages of a man introducing himself as a police officer to the girl’s pimp are also being investigated. However, it is not yet clear, whether it is the same officer under investigation or somebody else.

So far, a total of 5 men including the pimp, and the girl’s mother have been arrested. The arrest of the 36-year-old hospital worker is pending depending the outcome of a medical examination.

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