x

Society

Greek Teacher Accused of Sexually Harassing Minors Set Free

ATHENS – In the latest of a string of alleged preying on minors, a teacher in Greece who wasn't identified was released on restrictive conditions after being charged with sending sexually-charged social media messages to female pupils under the age of 10.

There was no indication where the teacher taught so that parents could be aware but Kathimerini said he was banned from leaving the country, must appear at a police station regularly and posted a 5,000-euro ($6123) bail.

He was also prohibited from being within 500 meters of the victims and from communicating with them although it wasn't said if he will be allowed to return to teaching in the meantime.

Authorities said he sent the girls messages via Facebook, Skype and Viber but no details were given about what the alleged sexual harassment said or why he was released even with conditions given the charges.

In April, a teacher in an area of Central Macedonia in northern Greece was also conditionally released from custody after his arrest and indictment for allegedly performing lewd acts on a teenage girl 14 years ago and for the possession of child pornography, the paper said then.

His arrest followed a lawsuit filed by the victim, who is now 28 years old. An investigation ordered by a prosecutor also yielded child pornography in his possession, which also depicted the victim. 

The 60-year-old accused was the Principal at an elementary school and the victim wasn't his student but it was reported they were related to each other. It wasn't said if he was allowed to return to his duties.

teacher is currently the principal at an elementary school.

In February, authorities also launched an investigation into allegations that teachers were abusing students at the private Arsakeio school in in Athens following a letter signed by 285 alumni.

The former students who were at the school between 1994-2018, they said teachers “systematically exploited and insulted the sexual dignity of students with their unethical behavior,” and called for them to be removed, said Reuters.

“We want to make clear that we are not referring to isolated events of a particular period, but to a mentality,” said the letter, posted on news website in.gr. “A complete lack of pedagogical boundaries by some teachers, which in no way is in line with the practices of a protected school environment.”

The President of the Arsakeio board, Georgios Babiniotis, who requested the prosecutor investigate, said the school would cooperate with the authorities “when and if the vague and general references in the letter take the form of specific and eponymous complaints.” There's been no reports since what happened.

RELATED

ATHENS - Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin so had his heart set in the modern Olympic Games that he created, the first in Athens in 1896, that when he died he had his heart buried near the spot where the ancient games were held, in Olympia.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Evzones March in the Rain to Greek Flag Raising at Bowling Green in NYC (VIDEO)

NEW YORK – The heavy rain did not deter the Hellenic Presidential Guard, the Evzones, and the participants in the march from St.

After the former ruling Radical Left SYRIZA stymied a gold mine operation and was often anti-business, Greece’s Deputy Environment and Energy Minister Alexandra Sdoukou said the New Democracy government wants more mining.

NEW YORK — Twelve news organizations on Sunday urged presumptive presidential nominees Joe Biden and Donald Trump to agree to debates, saying they were a “rich tradition” that have been part of every general election campaign since 1976.

NEW YORK. The grand parade on 5th Avenue, with which the Hellenism of New York commemorates the anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, was completed in a climate of emotion and pride.

NEW YORK – Everything was ready at noon today, Sunday, April 14 for the parade on 5th Avenue where with the Hellenes of the New York Metropolitan Area will honor the anniversary of the start of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.