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Abuser of minors sentenced to 401 years in prison, released after 12.5

A basketball coach on the island of Crete was sentenced to 401 years in prison for 36 cases of lewdness against minors. However, he was released on parole on Tuesday after serving a total of 12.5 years behind bars. A decision that triggered outrage among the victims and their families, …

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Pedophilia scandal: Victim’s mother arrested, two defendants remanded custody

In a last minute development of the horror case of sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old girl in Athens, police arrested the victim’s mother on Wednesday afternoon. She is being accused of pandering. Earlier today, the two defendants in the pedophilia scandal that shakes Greece, a 53-year-old man and a 42-year-old, …

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Tennis coach arrested in northern Athens for minors’ sexual abuse

Greek police arrested a tennis coach in the northern suburbs of Athens after parents filed against him for the sexual abuse of their underage daughters. The 35-year-old man was arrested on Friday just hours after the parents filed against him at the Greek Police headquarters. The victims are reportedly two …

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Prosecutor probes sexual abuse of minors in Athens Children Hospital

A prosecutor in Athens has ordered preliminary investigation into cases of sexual abuse of minors at the Children Hospital “Agia Sophia”. Accused is a paramedic who allegedly abused two children aged 6 and 8 years old. On both cases the man was allegedly caught in flagranti by doctors and other …

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Culture Minister moves against ex National Theater director over alleged sexual abuse cases

Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni submitted a complaint report-memo to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court, requesting a full investigation into the alleged sexual abuse cases in the National Theater. The complaint is reportedly against the former Artistic Director of the National Theater Dimitris Lignadis and follows a storm …

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Students denounce sexual harassment by professors at Thessaloniki University

The rector of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University (TAU), announced on Monday that he had informed prosecuting authorities about media reports in which three former students accused two retired professors of sexual harassment. “I have formally requested the intervention of Justice, in order for any such case concerning the University to be …

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Bekatorou opens the bag of Aeolus on sexual abuse and harassment in Greek sports

Resignations and public outcry and prosecutor’s investigation as other athletes come out and speak up. With her revelations about being sexually abused by a high-ranking official of the Hellenic Sailing Federation, Olympic champion Sofia Bekatorou opened the bag of Aeolus about what is going on in the Greek sports world. …

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Olympics sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou speaks of being “sexually abused” by Federation official

Greek Olympics sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou has spoken about having been sexually abused at a young age by a senior official of the Hellenic Sailing Federation. The 43-year-old Gold metal winner broke her silence at an online conference titled “Start to Talk” organized by the Ministry of Sports in the …

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Coroner confirms: Refugee baby girl from Syria was sexually abuse

A forensic examiner confirmed the suspected horror: the 11-month-old refugee baby girl from Syria that died on Sunday was sexually abused. A conducted autopsy could not determine the causes of the baby’s death so far. Results of toxicological tests are awaited. “It is clear that there has been abuse and …

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Mercy Corps suspends two employees over alleged migrant abuse and corruption

US-based international aid agency Mercy Corps suspended two employees until an investigation conducted by Greek authorities concludes. The investigation follows claims that workers at the NGO had sexually harassed migrants in Greece’s reception centers and had misused funds aiming to the welfare of refugees and migrants. “Mercy Corps is investigating …

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EU suspends funding to NGO aiding refugees in Greece following claims of sexual abuse and corruption

The European Union has suspended funding to a non-government organization (NGO) aiding refugees in Greece pending an investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and financial corruption, a spokesman for European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has said. “Although these remain allegations under investigation, the Commission is …

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