Melburnian Nektario Zafiratos charged with fraud and rape

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Nektario Zafiratos, a Victorian man who is facing fraud and rape charges, will defend himself against claims he made “false or misleading representations” to several women and assaulted them.

According to news.com.au, 51-year-ld Zafiratos was detained in April and charged with 24 counts, but the prosecution dropped five of them at the start of a committal hearing in Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on Monday, November 27.

The court’s charge papers report that the self-described “serial fraudster” has been accused of ten counts of rape, four counts of sexual contact without consent, and five counts of obtaining a sexual act by deception.

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Nine of the accusations date back to 2021, with the remaining ten allegedly occurring this year.

Magistrate Stephen Ballek was informed that one of the complainants was overseas, with crown prosecutor, Kathryn Hamill requesting she be allowed to give evidence when she returned to Australia in December.

Zafaritos has yet to enter a plea.

Source: news.com.au

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