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Greek Teacher, 62, Accused of Molesting Student, Held in Custody

February 23, 2021

ATHENS – Adding to growing cases of sex scandals in Greece, a 62-year-old male teacher was detained on charges of sexually molesting a student over a seven-year period, beginning when the boy was only eight years old.

No names were given under Greek privacy laws that generally keep them out of the media unless there is a conviction or if they are high-profile politicians or celebrities squabbling with each other or facing serious charges such as embezzlement.

The teacher was arrested at his home on Saturday evening in the western Athens suburb of Peristeri after a warrant was issued on the grounds of a complaint filed by the teenage boy’s family, reports saying the teacher is a distant relative.

In his testimony, the 15-year-old said he was abused at the teacher’s home and in one case in the presence of four other individuals who wanted to watch but no details were given on how it went on so long or why it took so long to be revealed.

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