South Australian seafood heir Panagiotis Toumazos charged with child abuse

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A member of the well-known Toumazos family of the South Australian Fish Factory fame, has been charged with child abuse offences, The Advertiser has reported.

Panagiotis Toumazos has been charged with making a child amenable to sexual activity, procuring a child for sexual activity and having sexual intercourse with a person under 14.

According to court documents, the Prospect man was granted bail in September, the same month the alleged offences ended. He is yet to enter a plea to any of the charges.

Toumazos, 36, known as Yioti or Yotis, appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday where conditions of his bail were heard. As per the conditions, he must check in at Kingston Police Station, where his bail conditions allow him to visit for work on a nearby family farm.

His lawyer, Rino Zollo, asked Magistrate John Wells if a change to those conditions could be made so Toumazos could attend his Prospect home to carry out maintenance. Mr Wells granted the change to Mr Toumazos’s bail conditions.

Since its founding in 1981, the family-run seafood company, Fish Factory, has grown from retail to include fishing, processing, wholesale, distribution, and export.

There is no suggestion that the company or other family members are associated with the charges.

Toumazos will next face court in February.

SOURCE: The Advertiser

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