A Greek Australian millionaire has been charged with rape, sexual assault and assault occasioning bodily harm after an incident took place on the Gold Coast last month.
George Koumantatakis, who is known in the hospitality and property industry in Melbourne, was charged with raping and assaulting a Glitter Strip businesswoman at an up-market shopping centre at Marina Mirage at Main Beach.
Courier Mail reported that the 63-year-old man did not appear in Southport Magistrates Court in person last Tuesday, where his charges were first mentioned, but he was represented by his defence lawyer, Callan Lloyd.
Police prosecutor Abby Griffiths called for stricter bail conditions, asking for orders that Mr Koumantatakis surrender his passport and not approach any international departure points “given the gravity of the charges.”
Mr Koumantatakis’ defence lawyer disagreed and said Koumantatakis was “simply not a flight risk” and the bail conditions were “more onerous than necessary.”
He shared that Mr Koumantatakis was an Australian citizen without a criminal history, had been married for 44 years and had residential and commercial real estate properties in Victoria.
Koumantatakis’ case has been adjourned to November 23.
Source: Courier Mail.