Cyprus Mail

Man to face Napa rape charges on August 31

A 22-year-old man charged with raping three tourists in Ayia Napa will answer to the charges against him on August 31, Larnaca criminal court decided Monday.

The defendant was expected to answer to the charges on Monday, however, at the previous hearing on July 14, he had requested legal aid. The request was accepted by the court and a defence counsel was appointed on Monday.

The court had also requested a report from the welfare office, which was presented on Monday before setting the date for the next hearing.

The young man is facing charges related to abduction with intent to subject a person to sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault.

One of the complainants recognised the defendant as the person who allegedly raped her in CCTV footage provided by the police, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

He was arrested after a citizen recognised the suspect from a photograph and provided his address to the police.

During questioning, the man allegedly admitted to raping the three women who filed a complaint against him.

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