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Police to submit sex abuse case to court

File photo: Attorney-General George Savvides

Attorney-general Giorgos Savvides said Monday he has instructed police to immediately submit to court a case relating to offences of a sexual nature.

Savvides made the announcement on Twitter but he did not elaborate which case he was talking about.

Police have ben investigating several sexual abuse complaints, including one from sports shooter Andri Eleftheriou who gave a statement recently relating to her sexual abuse back in 2006 and 2008.

It is understood that since Eleftheriou’s complaint, more women came forward to report abuse, including one against a politician, and one against a senior cleric.

Eleftheriou reported her abuser on January 20, following a meeting with Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis who expressed her and her ministry’s support to her and other women who were abused.

Immediately afterwards, the chairman of the Cyprus sports shooting federation Giovannis Savvides told the media he knows the suspect, who was a member of the Olympic Committee and has also given his name to the police.


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