Letter from Athens: We Want Names, Faces of Greece’s Child Rapists

Available for sex: girl, 16, mother approves, starting from 50 euros.

And 213 men in Greece reportedly answered an ad like that, no doubt comforted in knowing that the age of consent is shamefully low at only 15 years old and they could have their way legally.

The problem is that the girl was 12.

The newest sex shock in Greece that has seen many of them in recent years is the disgusting case of a 53-year-old mini market operator, who police said raped and pimped out the girl – and men were lining up to take a shot too.

While Greek privacy laws generally prohibit naming suspects, prosecutors lifted that in this case and he was identified as Elias Michos, a member of the ruling New Democracy which immediately ousted him.

Her mother was also charged, and media reports said that the investigation is spreading, with the arrest of a 42-year-old man, Giannis Sofianidis, who was said to have been having sex with the girl when police arrived.

If your skin isn’t crawling yet or you can resist the urge to put your hands around their necks, this cringe-worthy crime should have you screaming to know who the men were who expressed interest in abusing her.

They could say the ad misled them because it said she was 16, sounding suspiciously like men caught in the act with an underage girl and saying, “She told me she was 18!”

So here’s what’s going to happen – again. The names and faces of only two men were made public as Greece, like many countries in the Eunuch Union, has strict privacy laws that are nevertheless often broken for political targets or celebrities.

Otherwise, you don’t have the right to know if an accused pedophile is in your neighborhood browsing the local playground or schoolyard because they have privacy rights, even for crimes so heinous the public has a right to know.

Speaking of Michos – please put him in a cell with a couple of men who are hankering for some intimate exercise – government spokesman Yiannis Economou said this was a crime too far even for Greece. Allegedly, of course.

“He and the others lined up to abuse this 12-year-old child. It is the obligation of the state, within the legal limits that it has – a matter of the honor for our legal culture – to make public the names of those that sought to line up to rape a 12-year-old girl,” he told ANT1 TV. So do it.

“I am aware that our legal system is obliged to follow the rules, but Greek society should know who these people are who walk among us. We are talking about a shocking case, which the Greek police have brought to light. I am absolutely certain that everything will be fully clarified…” he said.

But you won’t do it.

If there’s even one VIP type on the list, or any other members or supporters of the government, this will be buried deeper than the spyware and phone bugging scandal that won’t see the light of day again.

Now is the time for the hackers of Anonymous or White Hat Hackers with a conscience and the skills to do it to find the names on this list and publish them online, on telephone poles and drop fliers across Athens.

There are few crimes as reprehensible as abusing a minor, certainly in this way in which Michos was said to have threatened her to have sex with him before (allegedly) pimping her out and taking photos and videos of the act.

Even worse is her mother, who feigned outrage and swore to kill him if he got off – before it turned out she was charged with being complicit in the latest outrage to set off fury in Greece before it will be forgotten faster than you can say Na!

Michos and Sofianidis were taken to jail after testifying before an investigative magistrate, denying they raped the girl and reportedly defending their actions as having “sexual relations” with the girl although Michos also denied everything.

“She told me she was 16!”

Michos was also charged with human trafficking and illegal weapons possession and it began to emerge that among other alleged rapists were people in prominent positions from different sectors but we’ll never know, will we?

Michos, said friends and neighbors, was a “good and religious family man” like so many others like him who cheat on their wives or are caught in a men’s room soliciting the company of other men.

He was said to be a church chanter too and is it any surprise that these types of cretins use that kind of cover to disguise their perverse selves? Maybe he can say that he said to her ‘Κύριε δείξε έλεος’ every time he abused her.

She was said to have told police that at least 10 men raped her and after they were done some told her to “be careful, you are too young,” after finding out she was 12 and not 16 as the luring ads were said to have claimed. But they still did it.

Michos said the girl had sent him videos and photos to frame him, said SKAI TV in what is the weakest answer since Dan White’s Twinkie Defense, but Michos can always put up the Pre-Teeny defense.

Names, Pictures. All 213 men.


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