Child sexual abuse reports at Agia Sophia Children’s Hospital under investigation

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A senior prosecutor in Greece has ordered a preliminary investigation into press reports claiming that two children were sexually abused at the Agia Sophia Children’s Hospital in Athens.

The investigation was launched following a hospital employee filing a complaint about a paramedic. This paramedic was accused of “committing inappropriate sexual acts” to two children aged 6 and 8 years old. 

In one case, the child was in a state of light narcoses and was waiting for a medical examination.

Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias confirmed the news on Twitter, stating that the case file is being transferred to the prosecutor. The Ministry of Health has also stated that there is no tolerance for such incidents.

The hospital management was accused by multiple media outlets of covering up the incident. They allegedly failed to inform the police and instead conducted an internal investigation following the second incident.

The alleged suspect has been reportedly suspended since last Thursday.

So far, a Sworn Administrative Examination has been carried out at the hospital.

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