CORFU, Greece – Police on the island of Corfu have found a 34-year-old Albanian woman who had been reported missing two days earlier, in a hut in the region of Lefkimmi, sources said on Saturday. The woman reported that she had been kidnapped and repeatedly raped by a convicted serial rapist known to the authorities, who had been sentenced to 53 years imprisonment for raping six British tourists in 2012 but was released in 2019 under more lenient laws passed by the previous government.
The 34-year-old was reported missing on Friday morning by her 32-year-old partner, also from Albania, who said he had woken to find her missing after an encounter with the 47-year-old ex-convict the previous night. The 47-year-old had returned to Lefkimmi after his release, where he was obliged to report to the police station on the first of every month and forbidden to leave the island.
Police launched a manhunt to find the missing woman and the 47-year-old, who is still at large. The woman has been transferred to the island's general hospital with light injuries but has not yet undergone a forensic exam.