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Man arrested for sexually abusing 3.5-year-old daughter

A 47-year-old man has been arrested in Larissa for sexually abusing his 3.5-year-old daughter. The arrest a few days ago followed a complaint filed by NGO for the child protection “the Smile of the Child.”

Based on the complaint, the man had mistreated his child in his car, in the area of the Leptokarya Railway Station in Pieria, central Greece.

The 47-year-old doctor who lived in Stomio, Larissa, and who is accused of abusing his 3-year-old child, is being held in the prisons of Grevena.

According to local media onlarissa.gr, the man who is a private doctor was  arrested when he was returning the child to her mother as the couple has been divorced.

Speaking to local and national media, his lawyer said that his client denied everything and referred to legal disputes and conflicts that plagued the wider family environment. The lawyer told Mega TV, that the father had changed diapers to the child and this may have been misinterpreted. He also added that the child may have been “instructed” to say whatever it may have said.

The child has been reportedly examined by a child psychologist and a forensic pathologist. The results are pending.

According to the police investigation, the accused sexually abused his four-year-old daughter while inside his car.

The child’s mother and ex-wife of the perpetrator had already filed a complaint against the father, who returned the child four hours later than permitted in their custody agreement.

The defendant, who is currently held in Grevena prison for sexual offenders, has appealed against the decision to remand him to the Criminal Court.

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