The trial of the 24-year old suspect in the alleged rape and robbery of a 23-year-old woman from the Netherlands was adjourned by the Paphos criminal court on Tuesday until January 8.
The adjournment is to give time to the defence lawyer to go through the evidence before her client answers the charges. Until then, the suspect is to present himself on a regular basis to a local police station.
According to the Dutch tourist’s complaint, at around 5.30am on October 4 she was on her way home after a night clubbing. A young man on a motorbike offered to give her a lift to the flat she was renting.
Instead, she said, he led her to a remote area where he allegedly raped her. She claimed he then took her handbag with a mobile phone and credit card.
The 23 year-old was examined by a state pathologist and the findings were delivered to police.