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Criminal case against man accused of raping three women

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A 22-year-old man accused of raping three tourists in Ayia Napa is due to appear before Larnaca-Famagusta criminal court on June 29.

The man appears to have confessed to the crimes which took place between April 18 and mid-May.

He is accused of indecent assault, rape, kidnapping and attempted sexual abuse, among others.

It was previously reported that the attacks took place in the early hours of the morning where the accused seemingly preyed on drunk women.

Three such incidents were reported to the local police who managed to obtain CCTV footage of the young man, which was one of the women later used to identify the accused.

That photograph was then circulated by the police to try and locate the 22-year-old, which was achieved when a resident recognised him and then helped the authorities uncover where the young man lived. He was subsequently arrested on May 23.

The accused was taken to Famagusta district court on May 24 which imposed an eight-day detention order, with the same court on Wednesday referring the case to the criminal court for June 29.

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