Mother of 12-year-old rape victim arrested in Greece

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The 38-year-old mother of a 12-year-old girl who was raped and pimped by a man who is also in custody was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by Greek police.

The arrest came after evidence emerged during the ongoing rape investigation which linked the 38-year-old to the sexual abuse and exploitation of her daughter.

According to state-run news agency AMNA, the woman is being held at the General Police Directorate of Attica on the charge of aggravated pimping.

In the meantime, 53-year-old shopkeeper Elias Michos, and 42-year-old Giannis Sofianidis, were led to jail after testifying before an investigative magistrate. 

The two men reportedly denied raping the child but admitted having “sexual relations.”

53-year-old shopkeeper Elias Michos was arrested yesterday.

Greek police arrested Michos on Tuesday after they alleged he repeatedly raped and pimped out the 12-year-old girl.

The shopkeeper is also facing charges of human trafficking and illegal weapons possession. 

According to the case file, he allegedly raped the girl several times between April and August and also arranged for 213 men, whom he met online, to sexually abuse her. 

Sofianidis is believed to be one of the men whom Michos arranged to sexually abuse the girl.

Police revealed the men’s identities on Tuesday with the permission of a prosecutor to urge anyone with information on the case to come forward.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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