Ayia Napa: 22-year-old detained for eight days - Admits three rapes
The chronicle of the case
The Famagusta District Court on Tuesday issued an eight-day detention order against a 22-year-old man to facilitate police investigations into an investigated rape case in the free province of Famagusta.
The 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday to facilitate police investigations into an investigated rape case in the free province of Famagusta.
As mentioned in famagusta.news o Famagusta Police Spokesman Steve Theodoulou, the police from mid-April until a few days ago received three complaints from three female tourists, who complained that an unknown person dragged them and raped them in an open area in Ayia Napa.
Syrian perpetrator asylum seeker
The suspect, a 22-year-old political asylum seeker, arrived in Cyprus illegally last September. Initially he lived in Nicosia and then went to Ayia Napa where he lived until today.
From the description given by the victims to the Police, it was understood that the perpetrator was himself. Immediately, the investigators of the case started processing closed surveillance circuits and detected suspicious movements of a foreigner, who was identified by a girl.
His photograph was printed and started to be displayed to property owners in Ayia Napa. One of them identified the alleged perpetrator and gave his details to the Police, who located and arrested him.
Its mode of action is shocking
According to information from police sources, he chose girls who had consumed large amounts of alcohol and were alone. He then approached them and transported them to isolated places where he raped them.
The suspect is expected to be brought before the Famagusta District Court in Paralimni within the day for the issuance of a detention order.